Thursday, September 13, 2012

   Justice does not mean equality.
   In a poem, in the universe, in mathematics, in architecture—everywhere there is natural justice, justice means inequality, yin and yang, male and female, higher and lower, East and West, light and darkness, land and water. No flat, dull repetition but uniqueness. In human relationships, too, justice does not mean equality, but treating equals equaly and unequals unequally. Is it just to treat a pig like a man? If so, it is also just to treat a man like a pig.
   One of the astonishing blind spots of modernity is its unquestioning fixation on equality.
– Peter Kreeft, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Heaven,  30-31.

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