Against Game of Thrones Christianity

Day 3
Session 6
12:00 PM

In recent years, on both the left and the right, powerful elements have begun to treat government power as a weapon to be wielded against their political foes. According to these factions, the stakes of our political debates are too existential to do otherwise: Like the famous maxim from Game of Thrones, it's a vision of politics as a war in which "you win or you die." Many of these practitioners of "will-to-power politics" openly identify as Christians. But as this talk will argue, if we ever did have to choose between accepting persecution or carrying it out, the Christian answer isn't what they seem to think.

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