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The Last Temptation

Posted By Brian On August 7, 2011 @ 3:20 pm In Excerpts; Essays,The Life of Brian | No Comments

[1]One of the most profound writings I’ve found is the Prologue by N. Kazantzakis to his novel, The Last Temptation of Christ. It is a moving statement of the struggle man experiences between the flesh and the spirit. It speaks to the spirituality upon which the Christian religion stands…and all too often hides from view in favor of its dogma of power and control. But I digress…Click here for the full text of the Prologue [2]. Below is a brief excerpt:

My principal anguish and the source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh.

Within me are the dark immemorial forces of the Evil One, human and pre-human; within me too are the luminous forces, human and pre-human, of God – and my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met.     More [2]


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