The line dividing good and evil

The absence of peace runs like a fault-line through history and through every human heart.


Hamlet breaks into eulogy:

“What a piece of work is man!” “How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals.”

Is there truth in this? Yes! As beings made in the image of God, human dignity is one side to our story. Yet honest people know all too well that it doesn’t tell our whole story. It doesn’t address the uglier side to the beings we call human.

Terms of contrast

Telling the story of humanity requires contrasting terms. It includes narratives of goodness and evil; love and hate; beauty and cruelty;  life and death. Themes of human dignity and human depravity are relentlessly recurrent in all cultures – at all times

Why do we need words of sharp contrast to explain…

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