"I would like to say 'This book is written to the glory of God', but nowadays this would be the trick of a cheat, i.e., it would not be correctly understood."--Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Talk to me about the truth of religion, and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."--C.S. Lewis
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Meditation for Lent
So, I caught the end of Bill Moyer's Journal last night. It was his discussion with Lori Grinker about the ravages of war. I simply recommend it to you, especially the photographs. As you look at them, remind yourself that "violence is down in Iraq," and how that's supposed to be a good thing.
Then think about the whole calculus of "good" and "bad" that we use so freely, how easily we elide the individuals from such discussions by focussing on the "overall," the "big picture." It's a good Lenten meditation.
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