Thursday, March 29, 2012

And now for something completely different

The Return of Human Sacrifice. 

Well, at least the threat of it. Fr. Barron makes the case that the scapegoat-sacrifice is is always lurking just beneath the surface of culture, even our Western Culture (which is increasingly reminiscent of pagan Roman Culture).

What haunted me as I watched The Hunger Games was that the instinct for human sacrifice is never far from the surface and that it could easily exist alongside of tremendous cultural and technological sophistication. I suspect that this film is disturbingly prophetic. We might comfort ourselves with the thought that such things could never happen here, but as we in the West enter increasingly into a secular, post-Christian cultural space, we place ourselves in danger of reverting to wicked forms of behavior and social organization.
Read it all here. Brave New World, indeed.

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