Goodness or iniquity

“Whatever mitigates the woes or increases the happiness of others, this is my criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, this is my measure of iniquity” Robert Burns

“I agree” Crimperman

2 comments on Goodness or iniquity

  1. I guess if it rains when you planned a BBQ, that definition would possibly make God a sinner. Certainly, if someone slipped over on the wet path and hurt themself, that would be an iniquity. It doesn’t seem like a Biblically-compatible definition to me.

    1. There’s a huge discussion to be add on whether God directly causes the weather or just created the weather system and set it running 🙂 Either way if you’re looking to blame God for misfortune due to the weather I’m sure we can find better examples than slipping in the rain. 🙂

      As for me this is not THE measure of iniquity but A measure. I’ll leave Burns to defend himself.

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