"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Monday, March 31, 2014

"Social Justice Isn't a Gift It Is a Given"

I could write a disquisition just on the Rev. Wright's discussion of personality formation between Europe and Africa.  I think the notion of "I" became more prominent in Europe after the Romantics, not with Descartes, but that's a minor matter.  He makes powerful points here; not least in the anecdote that produces the title Thought Criminal gave when he posted this, and which I'm confiscating here along with the video he originally posted.


Blogger ntodd said...

Happy Birthday, Rene.

4:03 PM  

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