by Glenn Fairman 7/23/14
It is amazing to me that we must turn to the realm of fantasy to supply us with the heroics needed to combat monstrous evil. But if fantasy can supply the moral imagination with the courage that the world of flesh and blood lacks, then I am all for elves and wizards who believe that battling dragons, even though we perish in a ball of flame, is preferable to watching our existence being eaten away piece by piece.
Consigning our children to that Islamic living death because life, even the most wretched life, is held preferable to heroism, carries with it the promise of death many times over. Until we cauterize the grotesque and counterfeit vision of God and its corresponding understanding of man, we shall fight these battles on the plain of monotheism.
Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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