The Nature of Persuasions

May 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

All these [affections for what is false, affections for what is evil, pleasures, bodily and earthly things] are within such persuasions; and not only in the persuasions in general, but also in the most individual or least things of the persuasions, in which things corporeal and earthly predominate. If man should know how much there is within one principle and one persuasion of what is false, he would shudder. It is a kind of image of hell. But if it be from innocence or from ignorance, the falsities therein are easily shaken off. (AC 803.2)

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