(urth) Pirate Freedom and the Morals Of Gene Wolfe

brunians at brunians.org brunians at brunians.org
Wed Mar 18 10:59:30 PDT 2009

> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Jerry Friedman
> <jerry_friedman at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> I don't know how Aquinas and others reconciled that with
>> Jesus's teachings, but apparently they did.

> It is lawful to use violence to protect one's goods and chastity. Jesus
> never said it wasn't. However, Jesus called men to a higher standard
> than the Law: He called them to moral perfection, and that means not
> resisting the evildoer.

I prefer my interpretation: turn one cheek one time, then do what needs to
be done to the bastard, and may God have mercy on his soul.


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