Wisdom on Wednesdays—A final court of justice

“Christians more or less vaguely, accordingly as they are in touch with tradition, instinctively feel that authority cannot be left absolutely in the hands of society.  For to Christians this would mean in effect that their consciences would be surrendered to society.  This would, to a Christian, be tyranny.  For to him an action is not morally right only because a majority approves.  There must be a final court of justice, namely, his own personal conscience.”
—from the essay “Socialism”  (1943)

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Peter, c. 1940, oil on canvas, 15 x 10 in.

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