Re: A balanced response to the Serena faux pas
I didnt mention how they act, just what they say outside the house. If they are racist, of course they are going to act according to their thinking, even if they dont say it out loud.
The theory that you can keep your ignorance in the house is just ridiculous. What you say at home reflects your convictions and the kind of person you are.
. I know that I personally am able to treat people the way I want to be treated even if I don't like them at all. And I suspect that most people who have self control do it on a daily basis.
This idea that we are slaves to our emotions is silly. I judge actions. I leave the judging of a person's heart to God.
For Dante, it follows then, that the only way to get into Hell is to insist upon it. One must deliberately exclude himself from grace by hardening his heart against it. Hell is what the damned have actively and insistently wished for.
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare