[-empyre-] introducing week 3

Murat Nemet-Nejat muratnn at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 06:32:08 EST 2014

Ana, your confessor (father/police) told you that? Now I understand the
radical nature of Pope Francis' statement when he says he is not God to
judge whether a gay person will go to hell or not. He is saying I am not
going to torture you to save your soul. Here is a symbolic statement that
may have actual worldly consequences.

That still leaves open the question about the banality of evil. Is it even
the gentleness of evil, the piety of evil, the rationalization of evil? Was
there among people who were not *direct* (personal or family) victims of
violence in Argentina, an organized resistance against the violence?

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Murat you ask the same question I has been asking myself since I was first
> tortured for 42 years ago. I was tortured by lovely normal people Catholics
> as my family, going to mass every Sunday. All the people disappeared
> tortured to death killed in horrible ways were tortured and killed by
> people as you and me, driven by zeal and hate to everything we represented.
> We became their enemies their "other", their dark brothers and systers
> their twisted selves.
> In my book I told about how I went to a chapel in Madrid to confess and
> was not aware it was an Opus Dei church. The old priest who confessed me
> asked me what kind of feelings I had to my torturers. I was unsure I had
> never thought about it. He said I should love it they were acting that way
> to save my immortal soul.
> Ana
> Skickat från min iPhone
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