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Topic: Agreement/Disagreement (01/19/12)
TITLE: Naked Rage
By Rosamund Bunney
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Did I agree with them? That was what they wanted to know, all crowding round me and demanding an answer. Anger and compassion wrestled for the upper hand in me as I looked from one arrogant face to another. Yes, in one way they were right and I had to agree with them, but in another way I couldn’t have disagreed more profoundly.
The woman in front of me was stark naked. As a single man I frankly didn’t know where to put my face, but I wasn’t looking at her. Of course she hadn’t been alone but I noted that the guys hadn’t brought him along. I supposed that some code of fraternity made it a matter of honour to hide his identity. They were all shouting at me, ever louder and shriller. They wanted to know what I thought. The oldest one took the lead, and his questioning grew more insistent. I could feel my anger rising as I tried to look anywhere but at this naked woman in front of me. What were they thinking of, bringing her here like that?
They were pressing me for a response; I couldn’t put off replying forever but I was struggling to control my rage towards these men who were technically and legally so right, but so completely wrong about the whole purpose of the law, which was to provide a framework for loving one’s neighbour. So I knelt down and doodled in the sand while I regained my composure, then stood up and looked the leader straight in the eye and gave my verdict: “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
24th January 2012
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