Happy Easter, my dear readers! Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit sicut dixit! Alleluia! Today, we celebrate Christ’s double victory over sin and death, a share of which victory Christ offers to all humanity. Though we are yet troubled by sin in this life, we shall one day cease to offend God and men and no longer be troubled by the effects of human wickedness in ourselves and others. Though we all shall die, death has been transformed into the entrance to life illimitable. How great the reward, and how little God asks of us! Even if our malice, weakness, and ignorance frequently cause us to fall short of God’s commands, repentance continually brings us ever closer to God despite many falls.
Recently, I made the happy discovery of another “Dante class anime”: Blood Blockade Battlefront. (See the page “Anime for Christians“ for a description of “Dante class anime.”) Many who have seen this anime might thinks that monsters are the only thing Blood Blockade Battlefront has in common with The Divine Comedy. But, Christian themes are intentionally used throughout the show. I was first alerted to the possibility of this when Mary MacBeth says that people commit the same wrongs they did two thousand years ago when Christ came to earth.
Well, I haven’t posted for over a week now. Most of my writing time and energy has gone to a novel I’m writing and the rest to answering Jubilare’s excellent arguments prompted by my article concerning the inequality of the sexes. How often on the internet does one see people arguing intelligently about something and both profiting from the discussion? It helps that Jubilare and I come from a similar theological background, but one should not absolutely need a common background in order to profit from an argument. The only thing absolutely needed is a belief in absolutes. Most modern argumentation, especially in the political arena, falls to the level of a shouting match where each person vies for more time to air their viewpoints, because confidence counts more than truth to the masses. That modern man relies more on rhetorical tricks and sophistry shows the lack of logical and philosophical training in people’s education and the atmosphere of moral relativism in which we live. Political correctness and ideological purity have taken the place of philosophy.
Yesterday, I almost watched two episodes of Concrete Revolutio in my quest to finalize my watch list for this season. I’ll admit that I was in a black mood, which caused me to see the bad points of the show more than the good. Though, the episode at first excited me with it’s allusion to Black Cat.
Tell me that no one else is reminded of Sven Vollfied in the cafe during episode one of Black Cat.