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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Community

One of the best things ever said about community is what Saint Paul said: "What I am for you frightens me, but what I am with you comforts me. For you, I am bishop; with you, I am a Christian."

6 comments:

  1. Paul of Tarsos is continuously oscillating between this kind of dimensions. What a pleasure. Jakob Taubes' wrote a book on him which I luckily have read once upon I time

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  2. The BLOG-System:
    “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18, 20).

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  3. The Skat-System:

    "Where two jews meet each other, there will meet at least three opinions."

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  4. Pointful is that the only community which wasn't founded by Paul is the one which received the letter of his, which has been interpreted more than any other of his letters. It is worth while to reflect on how communities are organized. Especially long lasting communities like the benedictines and the catholic church, but also organisms like the prussian administration and the kibuzzim or the UNO or the hobby clubs or the rotation systems of the EU and the Grünen once upon a time. Martin van Crefeld has reported surprising facts about the Wehrmacht. All these people exist brethren

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  5. "What I am for you frightens me, but what I am with you comforts me. For you, I am bishop; with you, I am a Christian."

    Paul didn't say that, it was Augustinus Hipponensis, brethren. Sermo 340, 1: PL 38, 1483: « Ubi me terret quod vobis sum, ibi me consolatur quod vobiscum sum. Vobis enim sum episcopus; vobiscum sum christianus »


    Pier Paolo Pasolini affirmed that Paul and Augustin had been homosexuals.

    That reminds me to the Lakota and other hunting tribes who imagine the paradise obviously as happy hunting ground. Pasolini's idea of the paradise and reign of heavens was a special netherworld.

    It is so disappointing if one has to state, that a so-called great poet expresses only his personal wishful thinking and doesn't hesitate even to lie in order to accomplish self-fulfillment. But it drives to dispair, when those Pied Pipers are getting followed and considered as if they were kind of Anti-Saints

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  6. http://persciun.blogspot.com/2010/12/tolle-lege.html

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