Sunday, 6 May 2012

Worthy to be followed...

That if thy right eye cause thee to stumble, pull it out, and cast it from thee; for it speedeth to thee, that one of thy members perish, than that all thy body go into hell. Matthew 5:29.


  1. Origen was alleged to have taken this literally. Ouch. Guess he didn't have St. Augustine's strength :-) 

    Though from what I understand, it works for people who have trouble controlling lust. The Czech Republic allows sex offenders to volunteer for surgical castration, and these volunteers have extremely low rates of repeat offenses.

  2. Who's in the pic? (coming from a product of the American education system)

  3. Robert, the chap in the painting (I don't know the artist) is Farinelli, one of the greatest castrati of the Baroque operatic stage, and arguably one of the greatest voices of all time.