Quote of the Day – February 8th, 2011 February 8, 2011Posted by orualundone in Environmentalism, Heart Condition, Heaven, Lies, Quote of the Day.
Tags: A Native Hill, Agrarian Essays, Art of the Commonplace, Wendell Berry
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Once the Creator was removed from the creation, divinity became only a remote abstraction, a social weapon in the hands of the religious institutions. This split in public values produced or was accompanied by, as it was bound to be, an equally artificial and ugly division in people’s lives, so that a man, while pursuing Heaven with the sublime appetite he thought of as his soul, could turn his heart against his neighbors and his hands against the world.