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October 22, 2017

We need to talk about evil and what it's doing in the novel I Am Not Gog.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Although opinion varies on this, I see Ephesians 6:12 as a short list of three types of evil forces in descending order of authority, the last clause being a summation of them all. In context, coming after the exclusion of ‘flesh and blood’, Paul appears to be talking about purely spiritual forces. But, whether you believe in spiritual forces or not, we all know that what everyone calls ‘evil’ becomes manifested, ultimately, by flesh a...

October 12, 2017

The life of a slave has not always been a disagreeable existence. Often, it was quite comfortable and felicitous, comparable to modern employment, with benefits and security, even career development. The slave wouldn’t have dreamed of protesting his predicament. It was the way the world was and to him it was all right and proper. Perfectly fine and dandy. He wouldn’t have seen it as we see slavery today. He would have seen it as we see employment. To the slave, whatever word his culture used for slavery would pretty much mean ‘employment with benefits, security, and accommodation’.

He wouldn’t have seen it as wrong. He wouldn’t have been conscious that the social structure he had inhabited...

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