• Sheelah replied to the topic 2.1 The stoning of Achan in the forum Jesus the Forgiving Victim Online Course Discussion Forum 4 years, 1 month ago

    I like the way that you describe the fickleness of the mimetic crowd and the obvious detachment of Jesus who neither protests nor acquiesces. As you say, he is fully human and fully mimetic, but perhaps he is modelling the Father? What do you think? Apropos, the thought that jumped to mind as I read your thoughts, is that so much mimetic modelling is harmless and inoffensive and only becomes dangerous when it is rivalrous or conflictual. But this, I know that you are aware of. The extraordinary detachment of Jesus, which mustn’t be confused with indifference, seems to be perfectly illustrated in James title; “Jesus the Forgiving Victim”.

    A very lucid response Andrew.

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