Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Infidelity leaves children haunted

A stunning (and sobering) article in the Sydney Morning Herald (From the Boston Globe): Infidelity leaves children haunted.

The following paragraph especially interested me: about how we humans can do extraordinary things, and yet have the capacity to destroy our families and our kid's life's 'in an act of passion' (referring to adultery):
Here we are, a human race that can peer billions of light years into space, communicate in a click with someone 20,000 kilometres away, and cure all kinds of diseases, yet cannot find the carnal off-switch. In the normal course of parenting, trust between children and fathers is a devilish ride. So why some dads go all out to be Satan is an enduring fascination.
Will be quoting that on Romans 7 this weekend.

Why do very smart, and very educated people do very silly things? And why do people think that education is the answer?

God is the answer.

Pic on Flickr by C@Rd0_0.


John Hundscheid said...

It reminds me of the part in 'Mere Christianity' where Lewis talks about how evil is parasitic. You can't imagine a good or bad insect, you can imagine a good or bad dog, and even more so can you imagine a good or bad person.

I hadn't read Lewis in a while, but that part really helped me understand Romans 7 and in particular the "It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions."

Thanks be to Jesus Christ our Lord.

cafedave said...

More frustrating is that the herald, by virtue of not picking a particular stance on the issue, doesn't try and answer the question of "why can we do all this stuff, but not the other stuff?"

A great quote for further reflection, and for interaction with Romans 7, though.