Archive for April, 2012

From “can a pacifist think about war”

“christians have never killed as willingly as when they have been asked to do so for ‘freedom'”

p135
dispatches from the front
Stanley hauerwas.

Ram’s Island with video

Me and Simy were there recently. Here’s a little vid

Democratic policing of christianity

“in the name of supporting democracy, Christians police their own convictions to insure none of these convictions might cause difficulty for making democracy successful.”

hauerwas
dispatches from the front p105

PS hopefully you can see this passage is not about “policing” in the Garda/PSNI sense but more how we have rejected our convictions to fit liberal democracy.

The novel as a school for virtue

from a chapter in “dispatches from the front” by hauerwas

“a truthful story cannot avoid the bad we have done or allowed any more than it can fail to record that the good we have done has been the result of mixed motives”


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