Thursday, February 01, 2007

i'm important and people like me

I have been tagged by Evan (again)! Here's what I'm suppose to do:
1) Grab the book closest to you.
2) Open to page 123; go down to the fourth sentence.
3) Post the text of the following three sentences.
4) Name the author and book title.
5) Tag three people to do the same.

"And then the interesting justification: 'For thus you would rob and steal your body from your master, which he has bought or otherwise acquired, after which it is not your property but his, like a beast or other goods in his possession.' Here, therefore, certain worldly property and power relationships are made the justification of a state of unfreedom in which even the total abandonment of the Christian to the unbeliever is of subordinate importance to the preservation of these property relationships.
"With the emergence of the independence of worldly authority, and its reifications, the breach of this authority, rebellion and disobedience, becomes a social sin pure and simple, a 'greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft, dishonesty and all that goes with them.'"

The text comes from Herbert Marcuse's "A Study on Authority: Luther, Calvin, Kant", in The Frankfurt School on Religion. The first quote within the text comes from Luther's On War Against the Turk. The second comes from Luther's Treatise on Good Works.



Now I tag 3 people to do the same:
I tag Sara, M&Y, and Jeff

6 comments:

M&Y said...

but I don't read books over 100 pages!

M&Y said...

Ok, I did it--
http://mymolseylife.blogspot.com/2007/02/interesting-exercise.html

Sara said...

what a sweet new blog feature! seriously.

Chris said...

Isn't it? I could show you how to add it to your blog sometime.

Kristina Michel-Jung said...

Tag me damnit.

Chris said...

I also belatedly tag Kristina Michel-Jung.