Destined for Evil? The Twentieth-Century Responses by Predrag Cicovacki

By Predrag Cicovacki

This assortment brings jointly various responses to the traditional questions of no matter if we're - separately and jointly - destined for evil. The background of the former century introduced this query into the open extra poignantly than probably the other prior to it. no longer strangely, then, what you'll find here's a large spectrum of critiques about the secret of evil formulated during the 20th century and on the very threshold of the twenty-first, which has inherited all of its open wounds and nightmarish thoughts. The items incorporated the following come from diversified fields: philosophy, spiritual reviews, psychology, historical past, political technological know-how, and paintings; additionally they suppose a number of types: essays, treatises, tales, correspondence, and interviews. The reader usually are not anticipate that the items amassed the following provide confirmed recipes of the way to dispose of evil from the area: fairly, they current a compelling testimony of human struggles with a facet of our lives we can't have the funds for to disregard.

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These efforts fail in direct proportion to their proximity to the revelation that undermines their mythic justifications, namely, the revelation of the cross. Whenever the sacralizing effort includes an attempt to apply a Christian patina to the violence, a moral dissonance is set up that is sure to hasten the demise of, and intensify the eventual moral revulsion for, the violence in question. H. G. Wells is more of a colorful journalist than he is an historian, but in his popularized survey of history he gives an account of the French Revolution that serves to illustrate the kind of sacred charade which Robespierre hastily attempted in his desperate and doomed effort to turn the reign of terror into political legitimacy.

This possibility convinced Christians troubled by its implications that “science” and “religion” were incompatible, and they took measures to insulate themselves from the disturbing anthropological data. 5 But the truth nevertheless did become known, that is precisely the point. The greatest single revelation of this truth, and the one without which all the inchoate intimations of it would have gone unthematized, is the truth that stands revealed on Golgotha. There we discover in the most powerful ways possible that the victim is innocent and the righteous mob, so sure of the sacredness of the violence it espouses, is mad.

He, too, anticipates Nietzsche: “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all . ” (III, i). If he cannot kill, he can at least curse: . . Bloody, bawdy, villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain! O, Vengeance! Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave, That I, the son of a dear father murdered, Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell, Must (like a whore) unpack my heart with words . . (II, ii) All Hamlet can do is talk. He cannot avenge his father, and he cannot understand why he hesitates.

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