Friday, 13 August 2010

The Allure & Reality Of Sin...

Trawling through my SiteMeter referrals, I stumbled across a new blog for me, Apostolate of the Laity. Apostolate posted an article by Monsignor Charles Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, on the disguises of Satan, and the allure of sin.

"It would be easy if Satan came as he is often portrayed, with horns and a pitchfork. We would naturally flee this ugliness.

"Alas, he often comes cloaked in beauty, in sheep’s clothing. He claims to offer us freedom and autonomy from an unreasonable God and Church, liberation from rules and being 'told what to do.' He cloaks himself in the false righteousness of being 'tolerant' and 'not judging others.'

"...Beware, Satan has many disguises and he seldom presents as he really is. The movie The Passion of the Christ brilliantly presented Satan in the Garden. At first there was almost a strange beauty. But a closer look revealed increasingly hideous details: cold, fixed eyes, sharp and discolored nails, sickly pale skin, suddenly androgynous qualities, and a disgusting maggot crawling in and out of the nose. An audible moan came from the audience in the theatre where I first saw it. Would that, beyond the movie, we could sense this revulsion and clarity as to the evil of Satan and his truest reality."

He finishes up with this video, which sums it up brilliantly.

But go and read the rest of the piece.

If Igniter Media sounds vaguely familiar, it's because they also did the powerful "That's my King! Do you know Him?" video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. You have been on my blogroll since the beginning. I don't have much of an idea what a SiteMeter is, but it proved useful on this occasion.

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