clarym29BrowningWed Apr 4, 2012 18:51220.127.116.11Not my favorite. But parts of this one are good; especially the ending:And thou must love me who have died for thee!"
The madman saith He said so: it is strange.
Yes, strange it is. That part about he who died for me has always left me puzzled and befuddled. I think if I were a desert nomad of 3,000 years ago, I would have fully understood in both a rational and emotional way about the scapegoated death. In no other framework that I can think of does this make any sense whatsoever.
- I think this is realted, in a way, to what you posted about Frashavan, Wed Apr 4 18:28An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician By Robert Browning Karshish, the picker-up of learning's crumbs, The not-incurious in God's handiwork (This... more
- Browning clarym29, Wed Apr 4 18:51
- I have always found it powerful Frashavan, Wed Apr 4 19:00I do think the Christian ideas about god to be strange...they always were, for me. But, there are some things I think (at least) I can see the appeal in. People forget that modern Christianity is... more
- Frashavan, a question..... clarym29, Sun Apr 8 13:35Could you explain the Zoroastrian idea of the afterlife, or point me to a good web site that does?
- Sure clarym29, Wed Apr 4 19:25I do think that there are good and wonderful ideas found in any and all religions. It's just when the hierarchy get through with those ideas they are not so wonderful. The greatest appeal to me about ... more