A Conversation for Julian of Norwich's World in a Nutshell: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Sin is profitable

Post 1

Recumbentman

Julian quotes her vision-Jesus as saying sin is 'profitable', 'useful', or 'necessary'.

Was she presaging Mandeville's Fable of the Bees of 1705? Mandeville showed that a society composed entirely of honest people simply couldn't function.

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/mandeville/bernard/bees/complete.html

(the original text begins about a sixth of the way down)


Sin is profitable

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - cool Thanks. smiley - ok


Sin is profitable

Post 3

Recumbentman

Should have removed the s.

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/m/mandeville/bernard/bees/complete.html


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