I managed to take a few pictures at today's antiwar demonstration in San Francisco. I needed to leave early, and unfortunately I only did part of the march and was not able to participate in the die-in that was to take place during the march down Market Street. I did, however, manage to take a few pictures at the rally that took place before the march.
"And there you have the four successive elements of Roman imperial theology--religion, war, victory, peace. You worship the gods, you go to war with their assistance, you are victorious with their help, and you obtain peace from their generosity....For Augustus and for Rome it was always about peace, but always about peace through victory, peace through war, peace through violence.
It is vital to understand Augustus's program of peace through victory, because it is presumed in the counterprogram of those Christmas stories and by the gospels to which they are the parabolic overtures. But is there any other program for the earth besides peace through victory?" -- From The First Christmas, by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan
Posted by Mystical Seeker at 1:47 PM