Humanisme

And sin […] is when you treat people as things

Som jeg har skrevet før er jeg igang med endnu en gennemlæsning (lytning) af Terry Pratchett’s Discworld serie. Jeg er kommet igennem Carpe Jugulum der indeholder en særlig skarp observation som jeg ser som Pratchett’s gennemgående humanisme i hans fortællinger. Den falder i en ordveksling mellem en af hans hovedpersoner, en gammel heks, Weastherwax, og en ung præst, Oats:

There is a very interesting debate raging at the moment about the nature of sin, for example,” said Oats. “And what do they think? Against it, are they?” said Granny Weatherwax.

“It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”

“Nope.”

“Pardon?”

“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.

“It’s a lot more complicated than that . . .”

“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”

“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes . . .”

“But they starts with thinking about people as things . . . ”

Jeg har svært ved at komme med et bedre udtryk.

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Se i øvrigt også “Things I Learned From Sir Terry Pratchett And His Marvelous Worlds (A Necessary List)“.

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