Monday, May 21, 2007
“Did Jesus literally ascend to heaven?”
That’s the question that Mystical Seeker explores over at his excellent blogsite, Find and Ye Shall Seek. And it’s a timely one, given that the Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension yesterday.
Following is a brief excerpt:
Logically speaking, I think it makes no sense that [the Ascension of Jesus] could have happened as described. As John Spong likes to point out, if Jesus had ascended at the speed of light, he would still be moving through space and he would not have even left our own galaxy. There is simply no way that the act of ascension would transport Jesus from earth to some heavenly realm outside of our current universe of space and time. . . Clearly the ascension story can only be appreciated for its deeper, non-literal value.
To read Mystical Seeker’s commentary and his appreciation for the Ascension’s “deeper, non-literal value” in its entirety, click here.
Image: “The Ascension of Christ” by Salvador Dali (1958).