Restoring the Sacred

Friday, May 9, 2014

Words of Relevance: Robert R. Reilly: Evil as Good

Robert R. Reilly has written a book with what will surely be treated as a controversial title: The Gaying of America.   You can read an essay on the book posted today at Crisis Magazine by Austin Ruse by clicking HERE.  Ruse explains how society has come to accept what Aristotle cautioned against, but Rousseau encouraged.

Here's the quote:
 “Anyone who chooses an evil act must present it to himself as good; otherwise, as Aristotle taught, he would be incapable of choosing it. When we rationalize, we convince ourselves that heretofore forbidden desires are permissible. In short, we assert that bad is good.”