Thursday, July 13, 2006

Leonard Ridge Returns to the Busybody

Opposite day continues over on Loren Rosson III's blog, where guest poster Leonard Ridge has returned offering this time a commentary on what he sees as the fascist underpinnings of the Prodigal Son.

Interestingly, they're not complete opposites:

Preach instead Burton Mack's ludicrous fantasy of a cosmopolitan Jesus. Even if bogus, that's what we need for today's world.


This sounds a lot like something Loren might say, were he more prone to invective (it sounds even more like something I might say, since I am more prone to invective, but that's another story).

3 comments:

Loren Rosson III said...

Hi Rick. Just to let you know I shortened the title of the post, which means you'll need to change the link. Sorry about that.

Rick Sumner said...

Thanks for the heads up.

Loren Rosson III said...

"Preach Burton Mack's ludicrous fantasy of a cosmopolitan Jesus. Even if bogus, that's what we need for today's world." (Leonard Ridge)

This sounds a lot like something Loren might say, were he more prone to invective


Well, not really. If I believed Rohrbaugh's Jesus to be historical but at the same time irrelevant, misguided, or dangerous, then I would advocate simply ignoring Jesus rather than revising him to suit our needs.