A man saw a snake being burnngg to death and decided to take out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him causing excruciating pain. The man dropped the snake, and the reptile fell right back into the fire.
So, the man grabbed a metal pole, took the snake out of the fire and saved his life.
Someone who was watching, approached the man and said,
“That snake bit you. Why are you still trying to save it?”
The man replied, “The nature of the snake is to bite, but that is not gonna change my nature…which is to help!”
Do not change your nature simply because someone harms you. Do not lose your good heart…only learn to take precautions.
“If desire were a immorality…And, imagination, a sin…Where would I be?”
Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.