“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Response to the Procrustean Bed

Mr. Colessides gave us a perfect illustration of the way in which our spiritual leaders and their eight Derbys operate.  For them the end justifies the means, and that is what matters.
As long as they "win", they don't give a rat's rear what we think and how we feel.  In their minds, the people of this community are not humans and therefore we have no rights.  We are here to pay, obey and shut up.  

Unfortunately, they have no conscience.  They can cut our legs off with one arm and hold the Bible with other one.  Total hypocrites!  

I suppose, they think that we are in Afganistan.  Let's wait and see what happens, justice always prevails in this country of ours.

Give them hell, Mr. Colessides!

- Andy Giannis

1 comment:

Nick Colessides said...

To quote General George S. Patton, "I tell them the truth and they think it's hell!"