Friday, June 20, 2008

Reading Obituaries with Pleasure

In a recent address Howard Batson includes this quote:

Clarence Darrow was so bold as to say, "I have never killed a person, but I've read many obituaries with great pleasure."

Batson continues, “That's a perfect portrayal of the sin of anger. Like Clarence Darrow, you and I have probably never killed a man. But how many times have we taken pleasure in their fall or their hardship? How many times have we been angry enough to wish that somebody didn't exist?”

Source: Howard Batson, ‘Above and Beyond’, 15 June 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Clarence Darrow