The Upside Down Kingdom. The Back-to-front Empire.

Spike Posted by Colin Corbridge on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

I have spent a fait bit of my time writing recently. Whilst researching some stuff I stumbled across this quote from Tom Sine – and loved it.

“When Jesus began teaching he made it clear that his new empire would be unlike any empire the world had ever seen. It came on a donkey’s back. It’s imperial council was comprised of a handful of unemployed fishermen, a couple of IRS agents, a prostitute and some hangers on. Jesus demonstrated how to wield his imperial power by washing feet, telling stories and playing with kids. Jesus’ empire is based on the absurd values that the last should be first, losers are winners, and the most influential in the empire should clean the toilets. Members of the empire are instructed to love their enemies, forgive their friends, always give twice as much as people ask of them and never pursue power or position. Jesus insisted that those who are part of his empire shouldn’t worry about finances, but simply trust god. the resources to run this empire were basins, towels, and leftover lunches. This empire also developed a reputaion for constant partying – almost always with the wrong kind of people.

Seriously is this any way to run an empire? Imagine what would happen if you ran a political, economic or religious institution with these bizarre values. Clearly it wouldn’t have much of a future. these values might even get the leader assassinated…”

Thanks to Jonny for the pointer.

Comments

Louis Ryan said Tue, 29 Apr 2008 06:40PM
It is indeed sad to see the Island of Saints and Scholars descend to present day levels. There is little or no respect for human dignity. No, I am not referring to the youth of this country - I am referring to adults. Old values of honesty, decency etc have virtually disappeared. We continue to breed a nation of alcoholics. No serious effort is being made to address this horrendous problem which affects at least 500,000 of our people. The example being shown to our children by so called leaders from Government, Church, Schools and Sport are appalling. Who will call STOP in a meaningful way? Louis Ryan Athlone