December 15, 2010


The impertinent attempt to justify “the ways of God to man” transforms God into a frustrated schoolmaster who invents educational games that are both cruel and childish.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 389


  1. The original is:

    La impertinente tentativa de justificar “the ways of God to man” transforma a Dios en un pedagogo consternado que inventa trucos didácticos, a la vez crueles y pueriles.

  2. The phrase "the ways of God to man" is in English in the original.

    Cf. John Milton, Paradise Lost, Bk. I, ll. 24-26 (in which the poet announces his intentions):

    That to the highth of this great Argument
    I may assert Eternal Providence,
    And justifie the wayes of God to men.