Archive for June 3, 2011

 This conception of redemption is no longer catastrophic; when duty has been fulfilled the son of David, the Messiah, will come of himself, for his appearance at the End of Days is only a symbol for thecompletion of a process, a testimony that the world has in fact been amended. Thus it becomes possible  to avoid the “travails of the Messiah.” The transition from the state of imperfection to the state of perfection (which may still be very difficult) will nevertheless take place without revolution and disaster and great affliction.-Gershom Scholem –Redemption Through Sin (more…)

“It may well be that mankind as a whole must be crucified, even unto death, before coming into its inheritance… Christians can say with Teilhard de Chardin, that death itself is beneficent, the only way to grow beyond forms which have served their limited purpose…, but with the serious and the worried, they look upon the possible extermination of the human race secure in the knowledge that it could be but a prelude to the resurrection of the species.”[1] (more…)