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Mace & Crown | October 23, 2017

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Enlightenment Overshadowed

Matthew Gardner

 

Enlightenment overshadowed! Overshadowed by Prejudice’s veil

Mankind, assuming itself wise, intelligent, and learned, learns merely ignorance

Enlightenment lies shadowed by the senses still

Humility alone grants deliverance

 

Believing themselves enlightened by their sight,

Men see nothing

To be enslaved by Prejudice’s dominion is a dreadful plight

Through arrogance, knowledge they are defying

 

Rebuking counsel, men hide in Prejudice’s pernicious cloak

Thus they abandon true reason

Clinging to vanity, remedy they forsook

The consequence is chaos, and the doom: destruction

 

Enlightenment may be yet attained

If only men would burn Prejudice’s veil by the torch of Humility

Then all that is marred would be mended

Truth and peace would forever reign if men acknowledged their inadequacy