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Friday, July 9, 2010

Where I *do* agree with Vattimo

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 him the Christian voice that will never say amicus Plato sed magis amica veritas. In comparison with charity, there is no truth worth affirming. Jesus invited us 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."

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