(February 21, 2015)
It is easy to point the finger of shame at
Israel and to think of ourselves as
wiser and more righteous than they were.
In part, I would expect, that is true – after all, we have the benefit
of history to see the result of many of their mistakes. But we make our own set of mistakes today
that must be comparable to the ones that ancient Israel made.
The Jews used to seek out strength by adopting the practices of other nations. But now we find that the modern children of
(us) seek out strength through the philosophies of men. We seek to accept our politics as our guide
and use our religion to bolster those political ideas. Or we seek to take our professional or
philosophical ideas as our gods and use religion to bolster them.