September 14th, 2009

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The Priority of Virtues

Does Virtue lead to Misfortune and Vice to Prosperity? Do we live in an Evil World where vice is rewarded while virtue is punished? Is Virtue counter-productive in This World, and does the only hope of vindication for the virtuous lie in an After-Life?

Not at all. Though this World is not perfect, there is an essentially progressive logic to it; and not only does this Logic reward Virtue, that it does is the very definition of Virtue indeed. However this logic is not the mystical logic of good intentions rewarded by fairy godmothers nor is it the official logic of social conformity rewarded by benevolent authorities. It is the implacable logic of Reality, that rewards the Essential Virtue of each domain of Existence with its Tautological consequence.

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