Ladies for Life

“The Problem of the Holy” (or the lack of same)

Posted on: March 2, 2009

Anthony Esolen discusses how, so often, “compassion” has led to murder. A snippet:

Flannery O’Connor once said that without faith we would govern by compassion, and that compassion leads to the gas chamber.  We’d do well to ask why that is so, and what it might have to do with the insights of Lewis and Tolkien.  That is, we should investigate the motives of those who want to see the world, and man in it, as thoroughly secular, free of the holy.

Another snippet:

It is always so with man.  I cannot think of a single degradation of our culture that has not come into the room dabbing at its eyes with a handkerchief, pleading for mercy, or pleading for the opportunity to bring mercy — why, joy itself! — to poor unfortunate others.  Sharkey shows up at the Shire to help.

Read the whole thing.

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