Cosmos: Weakened Edition, 7

Cosmos: Weakened Edition, 7 November 15, 2015
Girard continues to be ever more relevant after his death and recent events in Paris (Anonymous, S.A. Crawford carrying a goat. Studio portrait showing man carrying a goat over his shoulder, in front of a painted backdrop of snow-covered mountains, 1905; Source: Wikimedia Commons, PD-Registered Before-1923).
Girard’s theory of the scapegoat continues to be ever more relevant after his death and recent events in Paris (Anonymous, S.A. Crawford carrying a goat. Studio portrait showing man carrying a goat over his shoulder, in front of a painted backdrop of snow-covered mountains, 1905; Source: Wikimedia Commons, PD-Registered Before-1923).

What’s not weak this week highlights the violent scapegoating origins of all human culture.

1. 4 Remedies for Fundamentalist vs. Atheist Starbucks Red Cup Wars

2. Patheos Catholic Manifesto: The Girard Option of Interdisciplinary Influence

3. Lux Aeterna: RIP René Girard (December 25, 1923 – Nov 4, 2015)

4. From Napoleon to Bin Laden: France and Modern Terrorism

Girard's phenomenology of scapegoating was thrown into stark relief after the Paris Attacks this week.
Girard’s phenomenology of scapegoating was thrown into stark relief after the Paris Attacks this week, barely a week after his death.

5. A New Springtime for Hitler?

6. René Girard: Is Christianity a Myth?

7. Girard: Islamic Extremism is Symmetrically Related to Western Wealth

8. Just Another Atheist Jewish Catholic: An Interview With Damon Linker

9. Spreading the Blame: The West’s Exporting of Jihad

10. Is the Higher Education Turboencabulator Fixable?

Three posts from the archives related to the Paris Attacks:

1. Islam Does Not Need a Reformation

2. A French Genocide and Salvation Outside the State

3. Will We Once Again Enlist Islam Against Western Extremism?

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