Thursday, March 16, 2006

Abraham's Sacrifice

I can't remember where I just saw an article that compared Rembrandt and Caravaggio's paintings of Abraham Sacrificing Isaac. I had meant to write about that story Sunday when the reading from the Hebrew Scripture was Genesis 22: 1-14. I was glad our new rector didn't just avoid that reading but said in his sermon that the story offends us. I hate the story; later we sang a hymn with the words "the God of Abraham praise" and I skipped those words. I really don't want to explain it away, so I guess it is ok to hate it.

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