Kester Brewin » “Now I am become death…” | The Jolly Roger

August 20, 2011

pirates / theology

Kester Brewin continues his theological musings on pirates.

The skull and crossed bones does not mean ‘we are bringing you death’; rather it announces ‘we are the dead.’ We, the shat-on, the abused, the flogged, the ones you treated as less than human, have escaped your power, have slipped away from the identity you foisted onto us. We, the ones who you took for dead, are returning as the dead – and thus totally free of all fear, totally free of all human labels or classifications or ranks.”