Monday, April 30, 2012

I have long believed that wherever we encounter truth, in addition to evidentiary support, we should expect to find the highest of dramas, and the most exquisite of beauties. 

One reason for my rejection of many traditional Christian views (including the standard evangelical meta-narrative, young earth creationism, etc.) has been my dissatisfaction with the blandness of the story. Quite frankly, Hollywood can tell a more engaging tale. And man's efforts at art surpass in elegance and splendor what I once saw as the standard Christian narrative. I expect to find that the best story man can spin will be but a distant echo of The Story, and the finest art man can produce but a blurred and feeble facsimile of The Reality. In this way, I expect Beauty and Drama to validate authenticity, orthodoxy.


CarlyCrosby said...

I totally agree one thing I love that I've heard is this "if God is truth then by seeking truth you will find God."

Cliff Martin said...

Thank you for your comment, Carly! As you have no doubt observed, I am not as active here as I once was. My online conversations have moved more into facebook discussion sites. But I will still use this blog occasionally as a vehicle for some ideas. Its nice to know that you still stop by!