Loving Oneself to Destruction
“For whoso loveth himself, not God, loveth not himself: man that cannot live of himself, must die by loving himself; and he cannot love himself, who loves himself to his own destruction. > Saint Augustine, Catina Aurea on John 21:18-19
God? Human? Why? Heaven and Hell? Oblivion?
No longer is societal understanding of these questions based on Judeo-Christian belief. Atheistic nihilism seems as good a label as any. The shift has been growing beneath the surface of society for a while, hidden, then burst out in the last decade, coinciding with the Obama Presidency.
These fundamental questions are underneath the strife in our cultural clash about social issues.