Friday, February 27, 2009

We today "radicalize" the concern for victims in an anti-Christian manner

René Girard I See Satan Fall Like Lightning

What only the great insight of a Nietzsche could formerly perceive, now even a child can perceive. The current process of spiritual demagoguery and rhetorical overkill has transformed the concern for victims into a totalitarian command and a permanent inquisition. The media themselves notice this and make fun of "victimology," which doesn't keep them from exploiting it. The fact that our world has become solidly anti-Christian, at least among its elite, does not prevent the concern for victims from flourishing - just the opposite.

The majestic inauguration of the "post-Christian era" is a joke. We are living through a caricatural "ultra-Christianity" that tries to escape from the Judeo-Christian orbit by "radicalizing" the concern for victims in an anti-Christian manner. pp 178-179

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