• Posted: Nov 29, 2009 14:20:37
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There are many many reasons to worry. Some, more terrifying than others: Whether your husband will beat you again. Whether insurgents or soldiers from a corrupt government will come in the night to kill your husband, abduct your son, and rape you and your daughters. Whether, while at the market, a religious fanatic will blow up you and your baby with a bomb. And, if you are albino in Africa, whether you will be murdered and dismembered because, as the AP reports this morning, Tanzanian witch doctors have falsely declared albino body parts to be a powerful magic talisman. In all these cases, how absurd to think inflicting cruelty on others can ever deliver one from pain. And, how tragically debilitating to live constantly within the purview of such profoundly ignorant and ineffectual thinking.
We all have worries. May few of yours be due to the absurd reasoning of others. And, may you yourself never imagine cruelty a potentially effective remedy.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
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