We look and see the Christian story failed.

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We live on earth and act in plays we write
The  shadowed  drama  folds out  scene by scene
In Eden,  sin brought knowledge to our sight.

 Freud desired to  bring the dark  more light
It’s  hard to suffer, harder still to learn
We act on earth in plays we partly write

We each have lived in ways without much light
But fire brought power and light  then  darkness gleamed
In Eden,  sin brought knowledge to our sight.

Christ was born, and yet we live in flight
From guilt about the apple bit unseen
We act on earth in plays we   try  to write

Our play  with good and evil  has  its might
For meaning’s worthy of  our human schemes
In Eden,  wrong brought knowing to our sight.

We look and see the Christian story failed.
For the Holocaust  itself was not derailed
We live on earth and act in plays we write
The Christian play we had gave  slight insight
As refugees, as children drown who fights?

7 thoughts on “We look and see the Christian story failed.

    1. I’m feeling chilly so I need heat
      I don’t believe it has totally failed but after the Holocaust, what can one say?Maybe that God was with the victims.And the Enlightment was not enlightening enough.Science and logic can’t create human values,Katherine

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      1. It might be that people who go to Church are not Christians in the real sense.There maybe people who act like Jesus asked, but they can’t belong to a chiurch which did not stanf against the Nazis,Hitler was a Catholic,He was never excommunicated.It’s all puzzling how we ended up with this sort of Culture

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      2. In historical terms, no, the people who attend church now are nothing like First Century Christians. There are good people who go to church and take the faith seriously, at least as well as they can. The failure of the church in WWII is an eternal stain. But the “how could a good God let this happen?” question has never been settled in my mind.

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  1. Fred talks about that in his book which is based on his blog [godblog.org]
    God Now: Christianity and Heresy Kindle Edition
    by C. Fred Alford (Author)
    I have corresponded with him since I found his blog.He is professor emeritus.He taught ancient and mediaeval political philosophy.This book is quite straightword should you be interested or read it free on his blog!

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