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Fear Centered Idolatry – Daniel Berrigan, SJ

September 26, 2018

Most of us are driven by fear-centered idolatries. Our real shrines are nuclear installations and the Pentagon and war research installations. This is where we worship, allowing ourselves to hear the command that we kill or be killed, a command which seems to me is anti-Christ. — Fr Daniel Berrigan, SJ in his book, The Raft Is Not the Shore (with Thich Nhat Hanh)

Written in 1975, this is as much appropriate today as it was back then. What do we worship? Whom do we serve? Hard questions for all of us… but necessary to be asked over and over again…

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