Gnomicon 028

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the
Introduction to Gnomica.

Gnomicon  028
T 27 Mar 2012

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal,
well meaning but without understanding.
Louis D. Brandeis (13 Nov 1956 – 5 Oct 1941)

There is an old saying I’m sure you’re familiar with:  The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

There is wisdom both in this adage and in the observation the good Justice made.  The soteriological impulse pullulates in the hearts of all of us at one time or another in some connection or another, but its implementation is best immobilized in the deepest part of the freezer of our emotions.  For your doxology may well be my antichrist – and vice versa – and who is to define which is which?

Your intentions — however positive, however benign, however solicitous — here mean about as much to me as mine do to you, so let us agree that each of us be left to work out her own secular salvation without the other’s coercively confident constraints.


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