Christ, our Light
Monday, March 1, 2010
Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601

Original sin ... is that which makes us paint in white and black the relative good we do and the evil we combat; it is that which sends us corporately from one false absolute to its dialectical opposite; it is that which moves us to fight for our prejudices as if we were fighting for God, or else to contract out of decision in the world unless we can envisage the choice as having unconditional divine warrant; it is that which bids us attribute others’ evil to the malice of their free will and our own to the pressure of circumstances.
... V. A. Demant (1893-1983), The Religious Prospect, London: F. Muller, 1941, p. 226-227 (see the book; see also Isa. 59:1-4; 64:7; John 7:16-17; Rom. 8:6-7; 2 Pet. 1:5-9; more at Evil, Fight, Free will, God, Goodness, Prejudice, Sin, World)

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