Thursday, June 16, 2011

Understanding E v i l

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 5:25pm
'Remember that the right direction leads not only to peace but to knowledge. When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less.

A moderately bad man knows he's not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he's all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you're sleeping. You can see mistakes in math when you mind is working properly: while you're making them you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk!

Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.'

~ from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
P.s. Haha I found that humorously enlightening! And remember, no one is thoroughly 'good'.

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