“Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved.” -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
When even Holocaust historians are shocked at their own findings, you know the picture is horrifying. After 13 years of research, a group of historians studying at the Holocaust Memorial Museum released new estimates about the extent of human brutality and wide-scale involvement in the enslavement and degradation of their fellow humans in Nazi Germany.
You can read the rest of my piece over at Christ and Pop Culture.
Front page of the Gospel Coalition! Moving up in the blogging world, Derek!
Ha! More proof God can even speak through jackasses.
Mr. Rishmawy I want to thank you for this article. I have, at least since my salvation, been baffled at our surprise and indignation at (fill in the blank) national or international tragedy/catastrophe. Heinous treatment of each other has been a constant, and will be a constant, in our history. I especially appreciate your reference to the human delusion that we can “educate” or “enlighten” our way out of the mess in which we find ourselves.
Thanks a lot for stopping by to comment on the blog. I’m glad the article spoke to you. Human evil is still a mystery to me at times–the Gospel begins to shed light, and more importantly, give hope for it.