Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Michael Bane - more thoughts
".... THE RELIGION by Tim Willocks, set in the years of the Crusades, "
“The flux in God’s crucible is infinite in possibility, and in that final outcome only God will know who it was that tipped the balance: be it the knight who died in the breach, or the water boy who slaked his thirst, or the baker who made his bread, or the bee that stung the foeman in the eye. That is how finely the scales of war are weighted."
" Think about that a minute. "The flux in God's crucible is infinite in possibility..."
"Violence — the violence of war or the personal violence of men — are just such systems. There are too many factors acting on the system for us to truly predict the outcome. I have read today that it is the height of foolishness to even suggest that one person, or 2 people, or even 3 people with handguns could truly turn the tide in a terrorist event such as Paris, or Mumbai. Foolishness! Arrogant American rednecks and their little guns! How can they imagine to stand against trained killers?
And yet, in Garland, TX, one man with a gun made all the difference in the world. "That is how finely the scales of war are balanced."