Nature preservation in nineteenth-century England.
A student asked, “Should we believe in science?” The teacher joked, “Absolutely not,” with a completely straight face. Some students laughed nervously and then the teacher started laughing. “Of course!” he shouted.
Secularization teaches us that the world has become inevitably and increasingly less religious through history. It teaches us that the future is and will be automatic. It teaches us that a better world is ever on the horizon—more humane, more ordered, more rational, more free.
Will the resurrected body of the Christian MMA fighter still have all those concussions? Be able to pull up his pants? Will the wounds still show?
The image of Christ’s suffering body is thoroughly embedded in Christianity. Even the Creeds say nothing about Jesus’ teachings; they really only discuss his birth, death, resurrection.