Monday, 23 September 2013
Jesus was the light of the world.
When he was crucified and died the light went out of the world.
As with modern assassinations - Gandhi, J.F.K., Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy - the light is not replaced.
We return to the darkness, limited vision, and interpretation.
What is left is the record of what they said when they were alive.
And this is open to interpretation and manipulation.
So instead of calling this Friday Good, because of some fanciful ransom paid by Jesus, we should call it Bad Friday because this is the day that the light went out.
And while the resurrection is a reality, it has no implications for the world or creation.
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