Hypocrisy

The line between good and evil runs through the heart, but this is too much of a burden and so we seek to displace it somewhere else. The displacement is the nature of ideology, but children spontaneously attempt the displacement even without it. That all those evils would be not yet ruled out and all those goods would be left unaccomplished is unbearable, i.e. that total depravity or sainthood is a possibility is both too humiliating and too demanding, and so we look for reasons to fall asleep in the assurance that all the bad guys are Nazis or Jews or elitist politicians or cops or modernists or cabals of privileged men. Before falling asleep, one mumbles out some version of what Christ gives us as the perfect anti-prayerI thank you Lord that I am not like other men. 

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