Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Study in Contrasts

For the record: from The Iconoclast's Jerry Gordon, The Scimitar Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry.

For any who are interested in René Girard's mimetic theory, what you read in Gordon's must-read article is the difference between the Gospel influenced Western culture (tainted though it is with pagan remnants and/or recrudescence) and a conventional culture - the Scimitar - with little or no Gospel influence. That is, the latter is a near-pristine cultural expression of Girard's "primitive sacred."

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