Friday, May 06, 2011

The Mellowing of God

Clarence Page, whose column regularly appears in the Grand Rapids Press, was reflecting today on the killing of Osama bin Laden and how we should react.  The paragraph below particularly caught my attention because I am easily amused by humor that touches on God and the Bible.

When others commit wrongs against me, as bin Laden did in launching al-Qaida terrorist attacks against America, I can go Old Testament, as in "an eye for an eye," or I can go New Testament, as in "turn the other cheek." (I don't know all that happened between the Old and New Testaments, but I am endlessly fascinated by how much God seems to mellow out with a new team of writers.)