Friday, June 16, 2006
Whenever he's gets in a bind it's off to the Fortress of Solitude for some deep rumination, and communing with his ancestors. It's like the Roman ancestor worship as filtered through the Stoic philosophy of Epitectus: the compulsion to do justice, the deep concern with ethical behavior, the toughness, the self-discipline.
But, unlike the Roman stoicism, this is tempered with great mercy and concern for the downtrodden, which is what he's taken away from the Kent's version of Christianity.
A great mix indeed! Only for the best of people, but for which we should strive for always.