Tuesday, 15 June 2010

The 'Reality' of Evil

I found this quotation concerning a pagan myth from my reading of Saint Gregory of Nyssa in his 'Oratio Catechetica':

'...the bitch looking into the water at the shadow (reflection) and letting go its real food, as she opens her mouth to swallow the shadow of food and so remains hungry'

He continues, 'In a similar fashion, the mind, being cheated of its desired for that which is really good, was carried away to what is unreal through the deception of the counsellor and inventor of evil, by having been persuaded that that truly is beautiful, which is the opposite of beautiful...'

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