Study of Beelzebub's Tales




44 In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man’s Understanding of Justice Is for Him in the Objective Sense an Accursed Mirage


“Namely, about that maleficent idea widespread among all of them, which, you remember—when I spoke about the chief ‘kink’ in their psyche, that is about their diverse and peculiar ‘Havatvernonis’ or, as they themselves call them, ‘religions’—I said was made by them the basis of all these religions of theirs, and which maleficent idea was called ‘Good and Evil.’


“I then also told you that, on account of this maleficent idea existing among the terrestrial three-brained beings, great events or, as I would express it in the words of your favorites, ‘turmoils’ recently occurred on the holy planet Purgatory, and the involuntary cause of their arising were certain members of your ‘Hernasdjensa’ or, according to the expression of your favorites, your ‘genealogical tree.’