Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Truth kills Heroes: or why Jesus is the Only Anti-Hero
What got me to blog is that last night, I found out that Ronald Regan signed into law in 1986 making new fully automatic weapons illegal for civilians to buy. That's right: you and I cannot buy machine guns made after 1986. Which is why the market price for used machine guns go up since the supply is limited. Anyway, my point is that I was brainwashed to think that Regan was for the individual rights but it turns out that he was looking out for the State after all. I was greatly disappointed last night.
I knew that since I was fairly young the heroes in the Bible all had faults. Abraham lied and had to back peddle [so did Isaac and Jacob, esp. Jacob stealing the blessings!]. Moses struct a rock instead of just saying it so he had to die outside of the Promiseland. David committed adultry and then murdered the husband of the man he sinned against. Peter denied Jesus 3 times and then avoided fellowship with Gentiles until he was reprimanded by Paul. And the list goes on.
All heroes have faults and it makes sense because they are all sinful humans. All but Jesus: He is the One and Only True Anti-Hero. [Apart from being Man-God, of course.] He lived and died a perfect life -- and He died not because He was forced to die (or just fade away like most heroes) but He choose to die on our behalf, for our good. So the point is that real men need to keep our eyes on the Anti-Hero rather than pretenders of the earthly kind.