Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Real world?

The principalities and powers are the super-patriots of our day and claim the highest of human values such as democracy, freedom, and our American way of life. They extol wealth, privilege, and power in the name of God and all that is virtuous. Their greatest strength lies in their ability to deceive people into believing that in the real world violence is required in the pursuit of peace and democracy.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 71 (emphasis original)

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Did you catch that? The "real world" as opposed to the world that Christ calls us to live in. Our materialistic outlook has blinded us to anything that can't be touched, tasted, or sold. (I mean materialistic in a philosophical sense, not in the sense of being consumers, although the two overlap.)

Again, if violence is considered an option, it soon becomes the option of choice. From there is rapidly becomes the only option. Lord! Deliver us! Open our eyes that we may see that the material world isn't the only "real" world!
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