Once More on True Freedom

“We become free, that is, in something of the same way that (in Michelangelo’s image) the form is ‘liberated’ from the marble by the sculptor. This means we are free not merely because we can choose, but only when we have chosen well. For to choose poorly, through folly or malice, in a way that thwarts our nature and distorts our proper form, is to enslave ourselves to the transitory, the irrational, the purposeless, the (to be precise) subhuman.” -David Bentley Hart

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