Good Quote

I re-stumbled across the following quote by the philosopher Simone Weil. I first encountered it in Pete Fitch’s “Theological Reflections on Suffering” course at SSU.

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvellous, intoxicating.

A great thought for a day and age where evil is cast as the main star in every piece of popular culture.

4 responses to “Good Quote”

  1. Good thoughts lads

    You see this thinking so much in our language. Just today at church, somebody said “wicked” but meant it to mean “great!” Many other negatives that are used as positives: bad, ill, sick, etc.

    And then there’s the fact that so many of the words of goodness are seen negatively and perjoratively: holy, righteous are two prime examples.

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