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.