Sunday, April 06, 2014
abuzz ABOUT EVIL
Carol Christ, Anne Baring, and/or Panthea).
Evil. Definition: A process by which sentient beings hurt other sentient beings -- and don’t feel one bit sorry for it.
Sorry to say, evil does rear its ugly head from time to time. Adolph Hitler & Co. Joseph Stalin & Co. Dick Cheney.
And then there’s my cat Helen of Troy: with pure malice aforethought, Helen chomps into a mouse and cripples it – but not enough to kill it, since she wants something to harrass and bat around for a while.
Still doubt the existence of evil? Then read this, I dare you:
It’s the famous Jungian Marie-Louise von Franz writing about how cruel nature can be: “…a fox will partially eat a swan frozen on the ice and leave it to struggle for hours and hours with a wing eaten away – unless a human being comes by and gives it the coup de grace….”
For us thealogians, the questions become:
1. Whadderwe supposed to do about evil?
2. Where’s the Goddess? Why isn’t she around to smash evil in its tracks?