“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, April 03, 2010
One Man, Standing and Walking Alone.
Whether Jesus was the son of God is a matter for believers and non-believers, scholars and fools. Whether Jesus was a man, a human being, is not in doubt. As a man, he suffered about as cruel a death as is possible.
The cruelty heightened by his sense of abandonment.
His abandonment has become a symbol and an inspiration to believers and non-believers alike. The life and times of Jesus of Nazereth, son of Joseph and Mary, a young idealist who changed the World ended and began on what is now called Easter.