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A Christian Reads the Tao te Ching - War. What is it good for? (chapters 30-31)

War. What is it good for? (chapters 30-31)

A Christian Reads the Tao te Ching

Episode 21 looks at chapters 30-31, which center around the themes of violence and war.
In this episode, I start with a very brief meditation on human justifications for violence before jumping right into the content, which is divided into three parts:

  1. Violence begets violence and rebounds back on itself
  2. Weapons are unnatural
  3. War is murder and should be mourned

(For those interested, I referenced René Girard and his Scapegoat Theory, which is well worth looking into for a deep analysis of the dynamics of violence and its purpose in human history and culture.)
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05/30/20 • 37 min

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