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Gadarene

swine Jesus sends demons from man to pigs. [N.T.: Matthew 8:28–32; Mark 5:1–13; Luke 8:26–33]
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Supposing the Gospels of the Infancy to be consigned to the realm of tradition, and the Gadarene devils with their swine to that of legend, how much was left?
The image of the Gadarene demoniac after his encounter with Christ, found by witnesses to be "sitting there, clothed and in his right mind" (Mark 5:15), is one that may be invoked here to explain what the coming of the kingdom upon people is like.
Stop, you fools," I wanted to cry, "today is not the day, remember the Gadarene swine and the sticky end to which they came.
Indeed, we have reached an ironic historic moment where, on the one hand, African youth pursues a gadarene flight from a myth-dominated, spiritually rich past into a westernised modernity, and on the other, cohorts of Western youth rush in the opposite direction, seeking a world of poetry and myth, anxious to quicken the shrivelled seeds of their spirituality, determined to reforge broken links with the soil, and shouting abuse at the sterilities and empty can of industrial civilization.
Filled with irrational passions, these common masses are driven to the deep by "some brainless devil," recalling the Gadarene swine possessed by demons.
That Lewis's life and work were a deeply tangled affair of Open, Hidden, Blind, and Unknown selves Como is utterly right to emphasize; however, his book demonstrates, against its own premises, that Lewis's selfhood was not Gadarene even in the positive sense.
From perverted full-body patdowns in our airports to our newly socialized medical system, Americans--large numbers of them, at any rate--seem eager to participate in a Gadarene rush into full-blown socialism of a sort that would have made the Stalins and Khrushchevs of yesteryear proud.
But in 1961, the image of the railways represented by the propylaeum, that relic of the steam age, was simply unacceptable at a time when Britain, desperate to appear modern, had surrendered to the Gadarene worship of the car.
However, calls for the abolition of the voluntary North East Assembly ( made up of elected representatives, business, education and arts sectors and other stakeholders ( are being led by those who can only be compared with the Gadarene Swine, and would lead our region over the cliff edge into political oblivion.
Except perhaps, as the Gadarene swine who follows the statisticians' every word, takes note of such intelligence, to improve the price of the nag running in today's contest who's going to have to break that sequence in order to win?
If we don't pay attention to the big picture before it's too late, images of Gadarene swine and cliffs will be more appropriate than Howard's pipe
What the latest global Gadarene rush into absurdly risky investment vehicles shows is that investors have full confidence in the willingness of other governments--France, Germany, and even, perhaps, the United States--to do whatever it takes to try to prevent a total international currency meltdown and cascade of sovereign defaults.