10 September 2013

Vanity and Vanitators

From Augustine's "True Religion":
By this waywardness of the soul, then, which goes along with sin and punishment, every bodily nature becomes what is said of it by Solomon: Vanity of vanitators, and all things are verity.  What abundance is there for a man in all his toil, with which he toils under the sun? (Eccl. 1:2-3) Nor is it pointless that he adds of vanitators, because if you remove the vanitators, who case after the last and least things as if they were the first and foremost, body will not be vanity, but in its own class it will manifest beauty...
Things become vanity through the vanitators, for they are not vanity in and of themselves.  Certainly provides a new perspective about how we may, when acting vainly, make good things into sinful things, doesn't it?

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