April 25, 2004

WASN'T THIS VIEW SUPPOSED TO BE UNIQUE TO MEL GIBSON?:

I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. The only God I believe in is the one Nietzsche ridiculed as "God on the Cross." In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples and stood respectfully before the statue of Buddha, his legs crossed, arms folded, eyes closed, the ghost of a smile playing round his mouth, a remote look on his face, detached from the agonies of the world. But each time after a while I have had to turn away. And in imagination I have turned instead to that lonely, twisted, tortured figure on the cross, nails through hands and feet, back lacerated, limbs wrenched, brow bleeding from thorn-pricks, mouth dry and intolerably thirsty, plunged in God-forsaken darkness. That is the God for me! He laid aside his immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us.
-John Stott
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 25, 2004 7:56 AM
Comments

There are lots of other religions where the god dies for Mr. Stott. Nothing special about Christianity.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at April 25, 2004 7:44 PM

none

Posted by: oj at April 25, 2004 7:54 PM

Harry:

Name one where the creator, perfect and holy, presumes to bear the sin and guilt of his creation.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 25, 2004 9:07 PM
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