Nature vs. Nature

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

The Artificer makes, the Lover gives; that is the nature of each. The Creator makes the created real by breathing into them his own uncreated Spirit.
Nature is an idol who has never gone out of fashion. In every generation, she is rediscovered and re-deified. She teaches us to decry fakeness in all things: crackers, detergents, personalities. She pressures us to buy organic, to be true to ourselves and our schools. Nature, in her idolatrous capacity, would rather have her devotees be freeloaders or fornicators than phonies. We understand that appealing to nature is fallacious, but we are less apt to realize when we’ve done that. Nature cannot help appealing to ...

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