Friday, July 9, 2010
Misunderstanding is predictable here, so I hesitate to say, but will say nonetheless, that in my view, there is only one invariable, only one "absolute":
"I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you." John 13:34. See also John 15:12, 17.
See the final paragraph of Vattimo's introduction, referring to, "in the teaching of John Paul II[,] his
essential appeal to charity, to universal friendship — may have heard in
the Christian voice that will never say amicus Plato sed magis amica
In comparison with charity, there is no truth worth affirming. Jesus
to construct an ethics, a Christian practice, on the basis of caritas
an ethics that, as I interpret him, frees us of our last idolatry: the
adoration of Truth as our god."