What is the meaning of our retinues, what of our swords?
Surely it would never be permitted to us to have them if we might never use them.
This is not possible in an industry that is overwhelmingly White.
This inability to editor those writing IPOC also affects those who IPOC writers: too many editors have limited experience and knowledge in this regard.
Implicitly, however, it encourages a positive attitude of absolute respect for life; it leads to the promotion of life and to progress along the way of a love which gives, receives and serves….
While collecting these titles, I’ve notice that that is still a dearth of Latinx and African American speculative fiction, graphic novels and mysteries; an abundance of reality fiction in these groups.It is a known fact that in the first centuries, murder was put among the three most serious sins along with apostasy and adultery and required a particularly heavy and lengthy public penance before the repentant murderer could be granted forgiveness and readmission to the ecclesial community. This should not cause surprise: to kill a human being, in whom the image of God is present, is a particularly serious sin. Yet from the beginning, faced with the many and often tragic cases which occur in the life of individuals and society, Christian reflection has sought a fuller and deeper understanding of what God’s commandment prohibits and prescribes.There are in fact situations in which values proposed by God’s Law seem to involve a genuine paradox.This happens for example in the case of legitimate defence, in which the right to protect one’s own life and the duty not to harm someone else’s life are difficult to reconcile in practice.Certainly, the intrinsic value of life and the duty to love oneself no less than others are the basis of a true right to self-defence.