Some meditations inspired by the authors’ recent interaction with a hostile interlocutor.
There are two ways a man might go.
These have been laid out in Holy Scripture.
Folly is known by its (fruitless, solipsistic, onanistic) deeds;
Yet Wisdom is vindicated by all her children.
A fool returns to his folly (again and again);
but a wise woman cleaves my teachings to her chest.
A wolf is not tamed, managed, brought into the house to play with the children.
Rather, a wolf is kept at a distance, and delicately fed on corn and bacon.
No one says “Touch not, taste not, handle not” to a wild beast,
but only to the rational part.
Only a fool persists in instructing a dumb beast.
“If Christ hath redeemed Adam, why do you persist in dealing with Cain?”