…[the ancient inventors of names] would never have connected prophecy (mantike), which foretells the future and is the noblest of arts, with madness (manike), or called them both by the same name, if they had deemed madness to be a disgrace or dishonour; they must have thought that there was an inspired madness which was a noble thing; for the two words, mantike and manike, are really the same, and the letter t is only a modern and tasteless insertion. – Plato, Phaedrus 244c (circa 370 BC)
The blind will not gain their sight by opening their eyes
Not for the sins of the fathers
nor of previous generations
Why do the wicked prosper while the righteous cries out?
Like lambs sent to the slaughter
What is this upside-down glory
of a murdered God?
How do you live
on the third day
(just like that)
life still lives
and even death dies?
About the author: Lucas Coque is a Brazilian theology student in Montreal, QC. He is an agnostic Christian existentialist who wishes to make progressive theology accessible.
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