the unforgiving tree

For everyone who found Shel Silverstein’s story The Giving Tree problematic:

[Comic from Perry Bible Fellowship Comics]

In fact, I just discovered a whole symposium on The Giving Tree,* in which an ethics professor, a rabbi, several religion professors, and others think deeply about this tale.

* in a 1995 issue of First Things: The Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life

[Hat tip to Sarah of Sarah’s Pensieve]

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