Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Fewtril #210

Evil is very far from banal — it is exciting, intoxicating, and brings spiritual weight and animation to even the most mundane of tasks. If it were otherwise, it wouldn’t prove so attractive, nor would life-dulling piety be needful for those who feel the attraction most strongly.


Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I'd humbly suggest that evil is exhilirating in the pursuit but banal in the realization.

Milton is excellent in demonstrating this in his fine little character study of Satan in Paradise Lost.

Jeffery Hodges

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Deogolwulf said...

Good point.