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And just as the law in civilized countries assumes that the voice of conscience tells everybody, “Thou shalt not kill,” even though man’s natural desires and inclinations may at times be murderous, so the law of Hitler’s land demanded that the voice of conscience tell everybody: “Thou shalt kill,” although the organizers of the massacres knew full well that murder is against the normal desires and inclinations of most people. Evil in the Third Reich had lost the quality by which most people recognize it — the quality of temptation.
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-American philosopher, political theorist
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, ch. 8 (1963)

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, ch. 8 (1963)
 
For the holy are susceptible too to evil, even as you and I, signori; they too are helpless before sin without God’s aid. … And the holy can be fooled by sin as quickly as you or I, signori. Quicker, because they are holy.
William Faulkner (1897-1962) American novelist
“Mistral,” These 13 (1931)

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“Mistral,” These 13 (1931)
 
The #idea is #elegantly simple: all men are by #nature #equally #free and #independent. Nature has not—as she has, for example, in the case of certain social insects— delineated some members of the #human species as natural #rulers and others as natural #workers or #slaves. (
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Unleavened

4/19/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding the Feast of Unleavened Bread)

Thus says The Lord, The Risen One, your Redeemer: I had come to you as a #man, clothed in the #flesh, #humble; My #glory set aside, God become man, #Immanu El... Living as all have lived in the #body, yet not as man lives in the #spirit; for I am #... Show more...
 
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