Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth,

for as a rule they make many others die with

them, often before them, at times instead of them. Krinsky

did a diabolical thing because he loved his truth so

lewdly that he dared anything in order to destroy falsehood.

Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is

to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth

laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free

ourselves from insane passion for the truth.   Insane passion

for the truth makes one feelingless to evil in some direction.


Paraphrases from the novel The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James.