Friday, April 18, 2008

"What Should They Regard as Too Obscene...?"

This, from the Yale Daily News, pointed out by Gary Miller over at TVM and others (filed under "Western Culture—It was one heck of a run") apparently is not.

A Bible perspective on the nature of this "art":
"And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28 ESV
on the tragedy of the lost soul of an "artist:"
"...having no hope and without God in the world." Ephesians 2:12
on the complicity of others at Jonathan Edwards' Yale:
"...they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them." Romans 1:32

From C.S. Lewis in That Hideous Strength, describing a fictitious regime whose aim in the absence of God, is to reinvent Man as his own God:
What should they find incredible, since they believed no longer in a rational universe? What should they regard as too obscene, since they held that all morality was a mere subjective by-product of the physical and economic situations of men? The time was ripe. From the point of view which is accepted in Hell, the whole history of the earth had led up to this moment.

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