Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Palate cleanser from René Girard
"Christianity is the only religion that has predicted its own failure, this prescience is known as the apocalypse." Girard continues, "More than ever I am convinced that history has meaning and its meaning is terrifying." He then quotes Friedrich Hölderlin, "Where danger threatens, that which saves us from it also grows."
"The apocalypse," writes René Girard, "does not announce the end of the world, it creates hope. We suddenly see reality and rediscover a world where things have meaning."