Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Wisdom of Chelsea Clinton

What were we missing in the national debate over confederate monuments?

You guessed it. We were missing the wisdom of Chelsea Clinton. 

Well, now we have it:

The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians' traditions. I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.

In response: the following image, painted by Giotto, certainly one of the greatest artists in Western civilization, appears in the Arena Chapel, in Padua, Italy.

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The apple does not fall far from the tree. 


JP said...

I had forgotten that Chelsea Clinton existed.

Anonymous said...

First--not suprising as Chelsea Clinton is Protestant and most Protestant Churches do not have Statues--However I offer her that many Catholic Churches have statues of St. Michael defeating Lucifer.

Sam L. said...

Chelsea, the limited knowledge of a limited intellect... Need more be said?

James said...

"is part of many Christians' traditions" apparently there are a lot of Christians who are unaware of this obscure religious historical reality.

art.the.nerd said...

Ms. Clinton wrote

> I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.

You then demonstrate the existence of a painting of Lucifer in a church in Padua.

How in the world does this contradict Ms. Clinton's tweet? A painting is not a statue, and there is no evidence that Ms. Clinton was ever in that particular church.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Lucifer showed up in the Garden of Eden as a serpent. Serpents are featured with statues, at least at Catholic Churches. Most statues of a Mary depict her stepping on a serpent. Jesus died and rose from the dead to avenge Adam and Eve's refusal. In today's feel-good Christianity, we don't hear much about Lucifer, and that's too bad, because the Fall is the central inciting incident of the Bible.

To now hear this wisdom from Chelsea shows exactly how the Left thinks. Robert E. Lee is Lucifer. Wow. I also love the virtue signaling of "many Christian traditions." Ummm... what Christian traditions don't include the story of Lucifer? Jesus' redemption doesn't make sense without the Fall, and the Fall doesn't make sense without Lucifer. I suppose she's trying to accommodate the non-Christan Christians. I wonder if Chelsea believes there's a Hell.

Of course, Jesus refers to Lucifer as "the liar." Chelsea has stmbled on moral equivalence for her mother. And "God" in Chelsea's world is political correctness. The forbidden fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

I have been waiting to hear from someone that "Lucifer" according to one former Republican Congressman is a euphemism for Ted Cruz.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Well, in that sense, Chelsea has a point... there are no statues of Ted Cruz, to my knowledge.