it is a curious realization about myself, and about the world — that nobody and nothing i’ve met is truly evil. if that’s so, then what are we fighting against? who or what is the enemy? who or what is the problem?
of things hidden since the foundation of the world, the profound love of satan for god is the first among mysteries. imitation leads to rebellion as a higher form of worship — a desire not merely to admire, but to become. third is that this rebellion is a cooperation between darkness…
there are many unpardonable sins in our culture, but are any of them the true sin, beyond all grace or hope of redemption? perhaps the overlooked, but severe, danger is that there is no villain great enough to organize all of our energies around. neither a villain nor a prize.