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Klavan on Art, Culture and Christ

Fascinating thoughts from bestselling author Andrew Klavan:

The history of western culture from Hamlet to The Sopranos is the history of minds in the toils of that Christ-Pilate dynamic. Whether it’s Nietzsche standing in for Pilate or it’s Woody Allen, whether it’s Dostoevsky batting for Christ or it’s Tolkien, the question is the same. Is there an ultimate moral reality that guides human life or is it as Hamlet said, and “there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so?” Hamlet spoke those words when he was pretending to be insane. Many of today’s atheist intellectuals reiterate them while pretending to be sane. The Pilate-like moral relativism and multi-culturalism these academics espouse are aspects of a self-contradictory pose. They declare that nothing is true but that nothing is true, that nothing is real but that nothing is real. The position, as Shakespeare knew, is not only crazy, it’s make-believe crazy, because no one actually believes it.
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Mary De Voe said...

Pilate asked: "What is truth?" and Christ gave no answer. Had Pilate asked: "WHO is TRUTH?", Pilate would have realized the presence of the Person of Christ, the Sovereign Person of Christ. Pilate was in the Presence of Jesus Christ WHO is TRUTH, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. The atheist's rejection of God and the Soul of Christ has imposed prayer ban, abortion and same sex practice. Acknowledgement of the rational, immortal soul and sovereign personhood of the human being is the remedy for all these.

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