The military, which traditionally works closely with the presidential inaugural committee, shot down the request, the source said.
So grave is this obligation that we are told Christ will repay denial with denial; those who disown him he will disown. But it also empathizes with, perhaps even exonerates, many who capitulated to official demands for ritual renunciations of Christian faith — typically trampling on images of Jesus or Mary, called fumie, designated for this purpose.
No response to this climactic crisis can be adequate without engaging this extraordinary dilemma, memorably expressed in a thoughtful essay on Silence by science-fiction writer and self-proclaimed infidel Adam Roberts: But if others are tortured for your beliefs, and you still refuse to yield, do we still call that strength?
The early Christians treasured the stories of martyrs like Polycarp who accepted death rather than participate in a ritual act — burning incense to Caesar the divine — considered tantamount to rejecting Christ.
Those who capitulated, who apostatized, were considered beyond the mercy of the Church, at least until after the Decian persecution. One protesting voice comes from the always-thoughtful Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Suppose, Bishop Barron suggests, that, instead of Jesuit missionaries, the story were about American special forces behind enemy lines who renounce their loyalty to the U.
Would anyone be eager to celebrate the layered complexity and rich ambiguity of their patriotism? Rodrigues is entirely prepared to face torture and martyrdom. He even hopes and asks for it. Whether or not he is a traitor, he is no coward.
If you were tortured for your beliefs, it would, of course, take strength to hold out. This is a dilemma for which the Christian cultus of the martyrs has not fully prepared Rodrigues. Augustine, in his treatise On Lyingconsidered the hypothetical case of a man who refuses to apostatize even when threatened with the execution of his father.
Juicing the drama, Augustine imagined the father not as a willing martyr but as a heathen begging his son to save his life. Does the act of stepping on an image of Christ always entail apostasy?
Yet when five people are being tortured to death, it would be moral insanity not to look for any possible means of escape. God made the angels to show Him splendor, as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity.
But Man He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of his mind. If He suffers us to come to such a case that there is no escaping, then we may stand to our tackle as best we can, and, yes, Meg, then we can clamor like champions, if we have the spittle for it.
Our natural business lies in escaping. Before accepting the latter — and certainly before condemning others to that fate — we must be very, very sure of the former. Polycarp and others accepted death rather than throw incense on a fire.The Cenci, A Tragedy, in Five Acts () is a verse drama in five acts by Percy Bysshe Shelley written in the summer of , and inspired by a real Italian family, the House of Cenci (in particular, Beatrice Cenci, pronounced CHEN-chee).Shelley composed the play in Rome and at Villa Valsovano near Livorno, from May to August 5, The work .
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