How To Revive The Notion of Good And Evil

February 11, 2021

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2. How To Revive The Notion of Good And Evil

The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including:

Lucifer – torturing souls as well as being tortured himself in hell. Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

• Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or interdenominational morality, because secularism and interdenominationalism logically lead to amorality.

• Opportunely pointing out that God has the right to be obeyed and that, therefore, His Commandments are true laws, which we ought to observe in the spirit of obedience and not simply because they please us.

Moses and the Ten Commandments

• Emphasizing that the law of God is intrinsically good and according to the order of the universe, in which the perfection of the Creator is mirrored. For this reason, it should not only be obeyed, but loved; and evil should not only be shunned, but hated.

• Spreading the notion of a reward and of a chastisement after death.

Two way of death…a miserable death (left) or a good death (right).

• Favoring social customs and laws in which uprightness is honored and wickedness suffers public sanctions.

• Favoring customs and laws meant to prevent proximate occasions of sin and even those conditions that, having the mere appearance of evil, may be harmful to public morality.

Bronx, New York Traditional Marriage Rally on May 15, 2011.

• Insisting on the effects of Original Sin in man, his frailty, the fruitfulness of the Redemption by Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the need for grace, prayer, and vigilance in order for man to persevere.

• Making use of every opportunity to indicate the mission of the Church as the teacher of virtue, the fountain of grace, and the irreconcilable enemy of error and sin.

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Part II, Chapter X, pg.106

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