19 September 2006

Melville

"in the pulpit it has been with much cogency urged, that a merely good man, that is, one good by his nature, is so far from there by being righteous, that nothing short of a total change and conversion can make him so; which is something which no honest mind, well read in the history of righteousness, will care to deny."

2 Comments:

Blogger weeping sore said...

News flash, Melville thinks everybody beleives themselves to be righteous, even when they're not. Consider the circumstances in which you've seen the (universal?) gesture of a person raising their arms to the sky and pointing. It says "I'm #1". Then, there was a disgraced and recently resigned Nixon, as he boarded the helicopter for his final ride away from the White House. He lifted both arms and pointed a total of four fingers at the sky. Was he saying he was #4?

10:32 PM  
Blogger Frances Goodman فرانسيس said...

I have confidence in Melville.

2:05 PM  

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