Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chavez the Accuser

Knowing How to Point a Finger
The president of Venezuela, Victor Chavez, apparently is taking the priest-king mantle upon himself in accusations against the Church here. Astonishing how relevant the work of René Girard -- mimetic theory -- is to the machinations of politicians. Especially to the "atheist" types who claim no such influence on themselves. Our Lord has a word for them in the Gospel of John, chapter 8. That bit about "your father was a murderer and a liar from the beginning."

1 comment:

Athos said...

The Holy Father made clear that the Church, far from doing damage to indigenous peoples of Central and South America, brought the universal Gospel to them, contra Chavez.