Saturday, February 10, 2007

Quotable quote

Apologies to anyone who reads this - it is what happens when your wife uses up all of your ASDL limit playing Neopets!

The quote for the day I owe to friend and ethicist Gordon Preece: "liberation isn't linear". The context was a discussion about the role of "liberated" people in liberating others, such as western women in the south west Pacific, or eastern European women whose husbands have lost all but their perceived right to speak for the family even when their English is inferior. Some situations aren't straight forward. Paul's approach to slavery in the NT might appear to be that of "don't rock the boat", but his attitude to Onesimus in his letter to his former owner Philemon suggest otherwise.

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