Random Notes

  • For those who do not know what UD is about and how it is different than most schools, we thought this was hilarious when it was showed to all 103 of us here (me included for what I understood): http://home.comcast.net/~fuuchan/aeneidonfacebookfinal.png
  • Christian community does not necessarily mean hanging out with a lot of Christians.
  • When Augustus became the Emperor of Rome in 27 BC, he declared himself the high priest. He also made Julius Caesar a god, thereby making him, the current emperor, one as well. Because of this, maybe the book of Hebrews made sense to the Gentiles when it refers to Jesus as the High Priest.
Marcus Aurelius, the high priest/emperor, preparing to make a sacrifice.

  • A lot of the material that I have studied and read this semester point to Christ or some teachings from the Scripture even though it is written in the 5th and 4th century BC. If you are a Christian, do you think it is God using the ancient literature to place himself in it or is it the writers of the Bible taking common ideas and placing these ideas in the Christian tradition? If you are not a Christian, what do you think? Do you think it is a coincidence or is it the writers of the Bible ripping off the Greek and Roman tradition? This is a sincere question and I would love to hear from you, either through the comment section, email, or Facebook.
  • I go to Greece next Friday for 10 days. I am pumped.
  • I have learned a lot about the Catholic faith while in Rome, but I feel like I still don’t know anything about it. It is very detailed and intricate. Very similar on certain doctrines but very different on others. It is definitely interesting.

I’m going to end this post with my favorite poem because this is my blog and I can.

Batter my heart, three-person’d God ; for you

As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ;
That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp’d town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but O, to no end.
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captived, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betroth’d unto your enemy ;
Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

-John Donne
Batter My Heart

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