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On Seeming and Reality

February 4, 2013

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The world seems tragic? “Seems, madam!” exclaims Hamlet, “Nay it is; I know not ‘seems.’” The Fall has made it so. Meursault must take cold comfort in his nihilism, Kant must live in the denial of existentialism, Achilles must choose a remembered death in battle or a forgotten life at home.

But the Christian can rejoice in the paradox, splashing about it in the puddles of reality because the Resurrection is what finally brings about the sudden joy that turns this tragedy into a deep comedy.

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