Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Written on the body"

The Christian faith is "written on the body," specifically in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This reflects a deep truth about the structure of creation - all truth, justice, and mercy, along with the denial of these, are written on the body. This is why when we do evil, we turn everything into abstractions like "collateral damage;" the meaning is on the bodies, and so if you get the bodily sufferings of the actual humans out of view, everything is permissible. The perpetrators even feel virtuous as they fight terror, meet educational goals, finally solve the Jewish question, or build socialism. Abstracting death to conceal ourselves from the impact of evil we do is exactly what the Bible calls being an "enemy of the cross of Christ," which is how any of us can turn into monsters.

With that intro, have a red pill!

Written on the Body: The Reality of War


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