On Evil

19 Mar

“Know what is evil, however much worshipped it may be.  Let the man of intelligence not fail to recognize it, . . . because it cannot . . . hide its core;  slavery does not lose its infamy, however noble the master.”

— Baltasar Graciàn, Spanish Jesuit (1601-1658)

Not a new thought — rather, a timeless one, as demonstrated by this 400-year-old proverb.  Very similar instruction found in the Bible.  Be vigilant in identifying evil for what it is.

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2 Responses to “On Evil”

  1. Joseph Edward Wages March 20, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    We don’t recognize evil today. All those acts that were once evil are now caused by mental illness.

    • illero March 20, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      Hmmm . . . Does it follow that there are no “men of intelligence” left?

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