Western Civilisation

The Global Triumph of American Civilisation

Quo vadis? That’s what a confused St Peter asked Jesus some thirty-five years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Peter was fleeing Rome to escape persecution at the hands of a Roman magistrate. Hurrying along the Appian Way, he unexpectedly came across Jesus marching steadfastly in the opposite direction. The mystified Peter asked, “Where are you going?” to which Jesus replied, “I am going to Rome to be crucified.” Dumbfounded, Peter asked, “Again?” Jesus replied, “Yes, again.” Only then did Peter take the hint and face his fate. As we all know from the Gospels, the visitation on the Appian Way…

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