St. Mark the Ascetic on Wickedness

Wickedness is an intricate net; and if someone is careless when partially entangled, he gets completely enmeshed.

This strikes me, to almost borrow a phrase from Cavell, as St. Mark’s religious interpretation of a perception he shares with Wittgenstein.

4 responses

  1. Sorry for the unhappy formulation. I meant to ask if the perception you have in mind – in St. Mark case about evil and in Wittgenstein’s (I took it) about meaninglessness – is that their nature is such that they start us on a path of disorder that has a tendency to spread itself.

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