Wednesday, 31 March 2010

It's just a job I do

Good.  Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each."

You may not like the Life of Brian, but they caught the dispassionate nature of Roman slaughter just right there.
6,000  followers of Spartacus. Hundreds in the Jewish wars.  A rebel here, a bandit there.
So he was just one more.  Not even a statistic.  Just one more dead Jew.  On one more cross.
Just one more.  Just like so many others.  Just one more.

1 comment :

  1. I lurve the Life of Brian, it's excellent. There's a great discussion about it over at the eChurch blog if you want to join in. It's got into the realms of theology (theosis, perichoresis etc) now. We got a bit sidetracked....


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