“The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one’s own life; and the killing of the aggressor….
The one is intended, the other is not.” 2264 Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality.
This can only be done in virtue of a heroic love which deepens and transfigures the love of self into a radical self-offering, according to the spirit of the Gospel Beatitudes (cf. The sublime example of this self-offering is the Lord Jesus himself.
Moreover, “legitimate defence can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the State”.
“News about the restaurant spread through word of mouth and it became popular.”M says she visited the members-only restaurant about half a year ago after being invited there by one of her regulars, a well-heeled lawyer.
At first glance, the first floor restaurant appears fairly nondescript.
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.
“It was the same pig that had been squealing just moments before. I managed to avoid eating it by only having salad.”Incidentally, prices range from 200,000 yen to 500,000 yen for a chicken, dogs cost somewhere between 300,000 yen and 800,000 yen, while pigs and goats start at around 800,000 yen.
The demanding commandment of love of neighbour, set forth in the Old Testament and confirmed by Jesus, itself presupposes love of oneself as the basis of comparison: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself ” (Mk ).
Consequently, no one can renounce the right to self-defence out of lack of love for life or for self.
Membership in the restaurant is open only to those with an annual salary of at least 20 million yen, and a minimum cash flow of 100 million yen.“After we got into the main restaurant, an employee escorted us down to the basement,” M says.
“The walls were pitch black and the floor covered in a blood red carpet, so I guess the place must be a refurbished S&M club.”Once the customer feels prepared, they will be presented with beast of their choice.