But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness — each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked — each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

Sir Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979) British historian, historiographer
Christianity, Diplomacy and War (1953)
Added on 6-Aug-04 | Last updated 6-Aug-04
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