The Rules And The Law

When a man kills another man, the people say he is the murderer, but when the Emir kills him, the Emir is just. When a man robs a monastery, they say he is a thief, but when the Emir robs him of his life, the Emir is honorable. When a woman betrays her husband, they say she is an adulteress, but when the Emir makes her walk naked in the streets and stones her later, the Emir is noble. Shedding of blood is forbidden, but who made it lawful for the Emir? Stealing one’s money is a crime, but taking away one’s life is a noble act. Betrayal of a husband may be an ugly deed, but stoning of living souls is a beautiful sight. Shall we meet evil with evil and say this is the Law? Shall we fight corruption with greater corruption and say this is the Rule? Shall we conquer crimes with more crimes and say this is Justice?

Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Lebanese American Writer, Artist, Philosopher

Historical Era: Age of Reason, 1650-1950
Astrological Era: Age of Pisces, 1 AD – 2000
Sun Sign, Capricorn