Friday Roundup


  • “‘The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church’ declared Tertullian. 1800 years later, it still is; and for Copts, it is also the seed of the Coptic identity.”’

“To be human is not to be an I, or an agent, or a consciousness: it is to be a subject in relation to another subject. To be human is not to be an isolated I, or agent, or consciousness: it is to be a subject in relation to another subject.”

Or, as the Christian tradition would say: Existence is Trinitarian and communal, without loss of individuality.  There is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—one in essence without division.  Being made in that image, humans reflect that same dynamic, thus we are all God’s children being brothers and sisters—we exist in relation.  Think about what that might mean in matters of war and peace, of pushing beyond state, tribal, or ethnic existence…

  • Spooky action at a distance…”

  • Is this idea ready for retirement?
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