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Christ, the Son of God, by the command of the Father, became conversant with the visible creature, in order that, by overturning the dominion of the tyrants, the demons, that is, He might deliver our souls from their dreadful bondage, by reason of which our whole nature, intoxicated by the draughts of iniquity, had become full of tumult and disorder, and could by no means return to the remembrance of good and useful things. Wherefore, also, it was the more easily carried away to idols, inasmuch as evil had overwhelmed it entirely, and had spread over all generations, on account of the change which had come over our fleshy tabernacles in consequence of disobedience; until Christ, the Lord, by the flesh in which He lived and appeared, weakened the force of Pleasure's onslaughts, by means of which the infernal powers that were in arms against us reduced our minds to slavery, and freed mankind from all their evils. For with this end the Lord Jesus both wore our flesh, and became man, and by the divine dispensation was nailed to the cross; in order that by the flesh in which the demons had proudly and falsely feigned themselves gods, having carried our souls captive unto death by deceitful wiles, even by this they might be overturned, and discovered to be no gods.
~ Methodius (815–885), Three Fragments from the Homily on the Cross and Passion of Christ
Predictive programming Mad magazine style, circa 1963. (A folder of pages, in .jpg, from the same periodical and date.)
["Wayne Newton 1969 Swingin' Lounge Cover of Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind"]
For martyrdom is so admirable and desirable, that the Lord, the Son of God Himself, honouring it, testified, He thought it not robbery to be equal with God, [Philippians 2:5] that might honour man to whom He descended with this gift.
~ Methodius (815–885), From His Discourse Concerning Martyrs
This is pretty good.
Baker is the police officer who, along with Roy Truly (School Book Depository supervisor), reportedly spotted Oswald in the lunch room. Dane proposes a different interpretation using the James Darnell film and that is worth considering. (AS ALWAYS, judge for yourself.)
["SD25 Baker's Run" - Stan Dane channel]
Meanwhile...Where's Waldo? (er, I mean Oswald.) Can you find him?
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This, in truth, must be called most excellent and praiseworthy, which God Himself considers excellent, even if it be despised and scoffed at by all. For things are not what men think them to be.
Then repentance effaces every sin, when there is no delay after the fall of the soul, and the disease is not suffered to go on through a long interval. For then evil will not have power to leave its mark in us, when it is drawn up at the moment of its being set down like a plant newly planted.
In truth, our evil comes out of our want of resemblance to God, and our ignorance of Him; and, on the other hand, our great good consists in our resemblance to Him. And, therefore, our conversion and faith in the Being who is incorruptible and divine, seems to be truly our proper good, and ignorance and disregard of Him our evil; if, at least, those things which are produced in us and of us, being the evil effects of sin, are to be considered ours.
~ Methodius (815–885), From the Works of Methodius Against Porphyry
O.K. for fun...but just for fun.
A: You have to answer to us.
B: Oh really? And who exactly are you?
A: Don't worry about all that; you just do what we say...for starters have you made the necessary arrangements as to how you are going to fit in with us?
A list of what can and cannot be discussed.
He is haunted by the ghosts of all the many evil things he did, while then setting out to reform the world.
Very good. Only now let is see you do it without the devil prompting and assisting you.
...in the shadows pulling strings and levers, thinking themselves humorous for not being seen. (They do things in secret, hide their identities, for the simple and obvious reason that their acts are criminal and to avoid investigation and prosecution.)
Is it the radical left or radical right who -- in the city~ -- keeping chickens for, it is claimed, purposes of having fresh eggs? (Meantime, picture if you will a Frankenstein monster, or someone like that, making chickens and animals cry, and thinking it funny to do so.)
(As Judgment Day nears.)
Foolish Foolington: Gimme my soul back...
Devil: Not so fast "Harry Potter." A deal is a deal....
Where does one go to find people to live with and who know how to behave themselves?
XI. And he asks what will be the appearance of the risen body, when this human form, as according to him useless, shall wholly disappear; since it is the most lovely of all things which are combined in living creatures, as being the form which the Deity Himself employs, as the most wise Paul explains: For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; in accordance with which the rational bodies of the angels are set in order? will it be circular, or polygonal, or cubical, or pyramidal? For there are very many kinds of forms; but this is impossible. Well then, what are we to think of the assertion, that the godlike shape is to be rejected as more ignoble, for he himself allows that the soul is like the body, and that man is to rise again without hands or feet?
XII. The transformation, he says, is the restoration into an impassible and glorious state. For now the body is a body of desire and of humiliation, and therefore Daniel was called a man of desires. But then it will be transfigured into an impassible body, not by the change of the arrangement of the members, but by its not desiring carnal pleasures.
~ Methodius (815–885), Discourse on the Resurrection , Book II