Author: LogicEscape (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: 04-20-06 12:20
"Raphael would say, only Nietzsches, or perhaps the devil's."
Good prediction I see.
Christians say sainthood entails a wonderful freedom.
But perhaps it is also a terrible freedom.
I've often delved into this one myself. And I think you are not far wrong is the summation of it. On the other hand, I studied a bit on the requirements of sainthood.
I had that same sense as you in your opening of "I am satisfied and I am not."
I say this because I believe those that gave, in the way that saints do, did so as examples of what you call the good in us. I don't believe that statement should be used in any way other than to say how far we can reach, as mortals. It fails when it is used to point out the not-so saintly in us, and I think in that way we run the risk losing our focus, and spiralling into a self-created abyss.