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The World the Flesh and the Devil 1100 Words Week 16

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The World the Flesh and the Devil

The World the Flesh and the Devil

all the worldly temptations that cause men to commit sins, attraction, enticement, lure, coaxing, persuasion, inducement:

Written by the pioneering scientist, theorist and activist J. D. Bernal, this futuristic essay explores the radical changes to human bodies and intelligence that science may bring about, and suggests the impact of these developments on society. Bernal presents a far-reaching vision of the future that encompasses space research and colonization, material sciences, genetic engineering, and the technological hive mind. In his view, it will be possible for the conditions of civilization to reach a state of materialist utopia. For all three realms—the world, the flesh, and the devil—Bernal attempted to map out the utmost limit of technoscientific progress, and found that there are almost no limits.

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“Persecution” is not just something that used to happen in ancient Rome, or is only happening today in other parts of the world. We, too, suffer persecution, here and now, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. We are experiencing pressure from “the world” when we say “Everybody’s doing it” as a reason for doing it ourselves. “The world” is clearly in league with “the flesh” in its temptations against purity: to dress immodestly to be fashionable, or to commit other sins against purity to keep our boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses.

“It does not matter how small the sins are as long as “their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the light and out into the nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards will do the trick. Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

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You cannot rely on him. He’s highly susceptible to the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Antonym: repulsion

Farsi: وسوسه های زمینی

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