"Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened."
I met a man last week who was quite confident in his "belief" of atheism, as he had seen enough of the human atrocities in warfare to summarily dismiss the idea of a good and loving God. Certainly our world is rife with examples of human suffering and evil, enough to make even the most ardent believer pause and reflect on why these things happen, and are "allowed," by a loving and sovereign God, if there is such a God.
You probably didn't know that at one time, Augusta National was literally begging for members to join. Jones had founded the club with New York banker Clifford Roberts, and co-designed the course with Alister MacKenzie. It opened in January 1933, and the first Masters Tournament was held in April 1934. Designed to be a winter course with a national membership, the price of an original share in Augusta National cost $350 in 1932, that's just $6,167 in today's dollars!
Marcel Proust observed that "Through art we can know another's view of the universe," and that seems all too true through Munch's work. Further, I must confess that it seems rather odd that the commentary about the existential despair of Munch's work comes from a publication like Vanity Fair, not exactly known as a conservative bastion.
As one publication has put it recently, actor Bill Murray has no time for Kumbaya Catholicism. In a recent interview with The Guardian, the actor, who grew up in an Irish-Catholic family (he was the middle child of nine) confesses to a preference for the traditional Latin Mass and talks about his favorite saint...
With today's frenetic pace of life, we might be more likened to human "doings" than human beings. And increasingly, the measure of men and women today is based upon their net worth, accomplishments and accolades. This isn't to suggest that a strong work ethic and success in life are to be shunned, since we are created in the image of God Himself who is a Worker and Creator, we are in part carrying out our human mandate when we "work."
"Consequently, atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning…"