Quote of the Week - Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the life and death of Christ
"One could wish no easier death than that of Socrates, calmly discussing
philosophy with his friends; one could fear nothing worse than that of
Jesus, dying in torment, among the insults, the mockery, the curses of
the whole nation. In the midst of these terrible sufferings, Jesus prays
for his cruel murderers. Yes, if the life and death of Socrates are
those of a philosopher, the life and death of Christ are those of a God."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile: Or, On Education, Book IV, 1762