Friday, November 20, 2009

Facing the Truth

Measureless as is the power of God, nevertheless it can be said that there are certain things over which that power does not extend. . . . Just as even God cannot cause that two times two should not make four, so He cannot cause that which is intrinsically evil be not evil.
Hugo Grotius, De Iure Belli ac Pacis (1625)

After grasping this concept, the Western civilization ascended to greater heights than any culture had done ever before. The words echo the famous line below: 

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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