No One Is Born Good

imagesI’ve started Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller.  Here’s a telling realization from sociologist Beatrice Webb that Keller quotes:

“Somewhere in my diary–1890?–I wrote ‘I have staked all on the essential goodness of human nature…” [Now thirty five years later I realize] how permanent are the evil impulses and instincts in man–how little you can count on changing some of these–for instance the appeal of wealth and power–by any change in the [social] machinery…No amount of knowledge or science will be of any avail unless we can curb the bad impulse.”  (Counterfeit Gods, p. xx)

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Derek Griz

I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and a pastor (Immanuel Church). I write from those perspectives. Connect with me on Twitter (@derekgriz).

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