Il destino secondo la Riforma

“Noi intendiamo per predestinazione l’eterna disposizione di Dio, in virtù della quale Egli ha deciso tra sè ciò che deve accadere, conformemente alla sua volontà, di ogni singolo uomo. Gli uomini non sono infatti tutti creati con lo stesso destino, ma agli uni viene assegnata la vita eterna e agli altri l’eterna dannazione. Or quindi, come il singolo è creato per l’uno o per l’altro fine, così noi diciamo: egli è predestinato alla vita o alla morte.”

Jean Cauvin Christianae Religionis Institutio, 1536

Mama always said you’d be The Chosen One.

You woke up this morning
Got yourself a gun,
Mama always said you’d be
The Chosen One.

She said: You’re one in a million
You’ve got to burn to shine,
But you were born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
All the love has gone,
Your Papa never told you
About right and wrong.

But you’re looking good, baby,
I believe you’re feeling fine, (shame about it),
Born under a bad sign
With a blue moon in your eyes.

You woke up this morning
The world turned upside down,
Thing’s ain’t been the same
Since the Blues walked into town.

But you’re one in a million
You’ve got that shotgun shine.
Born under a bad sign,
With a blue moon in your eyes.

When you woke up this morning everything you had was gone. By half past ten your head was going ding-dong.
Ringing like a bell from your head down to your toes,
like a voice telling you there was something you should
know. Last night you were flying but today you’re so low
– ain’t it times like these that make you wonder if
you’ll ever know the meaning of things as they appear to
the others; wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and
brothers. Don’t you wish you didn’t function, wish you
didn’t think beyond the next paycheck and the next little
drink’ Well you do so make up your mind to go on, ‘cos
when you woke up this morning everything you had was gone.

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
Mama said you’d be the Chosen One.

When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
When you woke up this morning,
You got yourself a gun.

Alabama 3

Predestinazione, scrupoli, libertà.

lutero
“In verità le indulgenze erano per (Lutero) opere inaccettabili in quanto erano opere buone, compiute allo scopo di abbreviare la permanenza in Purgatorio. Lutero non accettava nè le opere buone, nè il Purgatorio, convinto com’era che ogni anima è come un cavallo, predestinato ad essere montato da Dio o dal Diavolo. La sua lotta non fu per la riforma dei costumi, anche perchè colui che non credeva alla santità ed alle opere buone, non poteva lottare per esse, e neppure viverle.”

Francesco Agnoli, Il Foglio, 6 agosto 2009