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Doomed to Repeat History

June 28th, 2012
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Thanks to Dr. Larry Rast, president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, for this “funny because it is so true” moment….posted on his blog. You got to like a theologian who is into: rock guitar, trains, and church history, plus has a sense of humor. No doubt he has learned the truth of what Dr. Dale Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary has quipped, “Being a president of seminary is like being a president of a cemetery, you can walk around telling people things, but nobody listens.”

 

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  1. Joanne
    June 28th, 2012 at 12:37 | #1

    Do you remember the disclaimer that was spoken to us before every episode of Dragnet on TV, “Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to see is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” That’s what the history of the (Lutheran) Church seems like to me, same heresies, different names.

    And then of course, shut my mouth, stand on my head, and spit quarters, then call me Kassandra with “her combination of deep understanding (of the future) and powerlessness exemplifing the ironic condition of humankind.” Um, that she always knew what the future was, but nobody would believe her, a curse that Apollo added to an enticing gift that had the condition that Kassandra love him.

    Everyone loved Apollo, but he wanted Kassandra’s love so badly he would curse her. Women are so often clueless of the reasons certain men fall in love with them. I think we get the sexual attraction, since we have it too, but love? Love is about looking deeply into a pair of eyes and seeing a new universe. Still, how could she not love him? Apollo!

    The telos is the likely tip off. Everyone has some sense of the logical future. A conditional gift and then a curse from an extremely powerful person could make one avoid a locking of the eyes. She could sense the danger Apollo’s gift put her into, and indeed it did. When a very handsome, and very powerful man falls in love with you, she knew his history, she could guess it was for Apollo an intense dalliance by a blundering God, who could not care less about the pain he might cause. And did cause.

    As another lover of reading history, Kassandra is a close and well respected friend. I can’t imagine a history reader who can’t identify with her special gift/curse.

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