Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The protestant spins his wheels with guilt, but only digs himself deeper in the mud. How can one erase these flagellant impulses? Is not guilt the the most self-indulgent of all motivations? One makes of oneself a victim, persecuted only by oneself. Such faux persecution deserves no pity, for its eradication or preservation is determined solely by the victim's whim. Protestantism has burdened the innocent with the crimes of the inquisition, making men into slavedrivers of themselves. Can we not find some purer fuel by which to feed our factories?