Thursday, March 19, 2009

Anti-Christ - the ideology that attempts to outchristianize Christianity

René Girard from his book, Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture

There will probably be some thinkers in the future who will reformulate this principle (criticism toward Christianity because it is too soft on victims) in a politically correct fashion, in more virulent forms, which will be more anti-Christian, albeit in an ultra-Christian caricature. When I say more Christian and more anti-Christian, I imply the figure of the Anti-Christ. The Anti-Christ is nothing but that: it is the ideology that attempts to outchristianize Christianity, that imitates Christianity in a spirit of rivalry. p 236

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