One need not be a Chamber -- to be Haunted -- One need not be a House -- The Brain has Corridors -- surpassing Material Place -- Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting External Ghost Than its interior Confronting -- That Cooler Host. Far safer, through an Abbey gallop, The Stones a'chase -- Than Unarmed, one's a'self encounter -- In lonesome Place -- Ourself behind ourself, concealed -- Should startle most -- Assassin hid in our Apartment Be Horror's least. The Body -- borrows a Revolver -- He bolts the Door -- O'erlooking a superior spectre -- Or More --
To take away a government’s (or a capitalist’s) good conscience is to take away its power to use violence, because it is to take away its legitimacy.
Jaques Ellul, Violence pg. 143
If we had any possessions, we should need weapons and laws to defend them
- St. Francis of Assisi
“Thou shalt not kill” (as Jesus explained it) is to be considered not a law but a guiding principle in accomplishing the supreme task of man. It is when he is guided by those four words that man is man.”
Jaques Ellul,Violence, pg 146
flipping between anarchism and socialism daily.
alternating between Protestantism, Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy hourly.
“For words spoken by the Holy Spirit should not be understood only in one way but in many ways, for they are a treasure house of good things” - Maximus the Confessor, The Life of the Virgin, 41