When Augustine penned his timeless City of God little did he or other know how a distant Roman didymus would utilize his words to equate their own societal failure with his, but hence, some say here we are.
Jerome, it is said, wailed. The populace accused. Augustine defended. Christianity was caught between the cross-hairs of blame.
But, if as many claim such similarity today, where are these barbarians who will snare the spoils of our nation?
A barbarian is a person who lives by power and for pleasure rather than by and for principle.
If his definition is accurate, we will have to then take the roll of those filling the pews of the modern sanctuaries will we not? We need not stand back and shake the finger, lest it is pointed homeward. By this defining principle, is it I who becomes the barbarian?