Piety

July 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Quotes) (, , , )

“In that face, deformed by hatred of philosophy, I saw for the first time the portrait of the Antichrist, who does not come from the tribe of Judas, as his heralds have it, or from a far country. The Antichrist can be born from piety itself, from excessive love of God or of the truth, as the heretic is both from the saint and the possessed from the seer.”

–William of Baskerville
(Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose)

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