Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good and Evil

“There’s never been a nation without religion, that is, without a conception of good and evil. Every nation has its own conception, and its own particular good and evil. When these conceptions become common to many nations, the nations begin to die and the very distinction between good and evil begins to fade away and disappear. Reason has never been powerful enough to define good and evil or to demarcate good and evil, even approximately, on the contrary, it’s always confused them shamefully and pitifully; science has always provided solutions by brute force.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Devils (Shatov)

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