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John, for one, seems to be aware that the corollary is a revelation of false humanity and false divinity. Thus, Girard's work also offers an hypothesis concerning human idolatry, namely, that idolatry arises to veil humanity's responsibility for its own violence.

For example, in talking positively about love, St. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.

Similarly, God can still love us as sinners because the real enemy is Satan. They don't even have a first-hand version of what Paul's Gospel is about.

That's why he had to write before making specific travel plans. Relative unity is achieved by a mimetic focusing of blame around one person, or a small minority. It seems that it is not quite good enough to simply tell us about love. Finally, I would like to call upon one more witness from Scripture, the Book of Revelation.

They seek to conserve the traditional human means for order which are dependent on sacred violence. In short, it is the same faith that took Jesus of Nazareth to the cross, in the first place. Human beings have a fallen way of responding, either fight or flight.

Be perfect therefore as your

But Satan tricks us into thinking that he is God, and so we continue to play his game. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Our gods sanction the violence we use against our enemies. The first involves the Lamb's first appearance in Rev. There is a good reason for St.

This is not so much to blame him. Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Yet he still seemed to miss the most essential point about this gracious God who sent the Son into the world to save us from our own human violence. We need to agree that the better translation of the Greek pisteos Iesou Christou in the above verses Rom. The lion is the classic mighty Beast.

This is not so