Sunday, January 14, 2007


Absurdity as the theatre of war. Simon Barrow contemplates Bush, Camus, Iraq, oil, and the perversity of hope - Ekklesia, Jan 14, 2007:

“Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day”, remarked Albert Camus, the existentialist philosopher of life in the face of the absurd. An atheist himself, he also once challengingly declared: “What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.” You don’t get much more theological than that.

Since George W. Bush made the unlikely assertion, via his press secretary Tony Snow, that his Summer 2006 vacation reading had included Camus’ famous novel L’Etranger (‘The Outsider’ - better 'The Outside-Insider'), one has to wonder what the US President would make of these observations – especially in the light of his own current plans concerning the future of Iraq. Continued.

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