Wealth, popularity and power tend to dethrone the authority of reason and to pervert the soul from the natural to the artificial.
Feeling like 20 kinds of pervert for doing it, he hoped to at least be spared undressing her further.
21), " the oracles of the Lord," which the false teachers " pervert to their own lusts."
235-236: "The first, of bargain and contract for reward to pervert justice, pendente lite.
The whole legend of Peter is an excellent instance of the legendary amplification of the first crusade - an amplification which, beginning during the crusade itself, in the idolizations " of the different camps (idola castrorum, if one may pervert Bacon), soon developed into a regular saga.
And for the briberies and gifts wherewith I am charged, when the book of hearts shall be opened, I hope I shall not be found to have the troubled fountain of a corrupt heart in a depraved habit of taking rewards to pervert justice, howsoever I may be frail, and partake of the abuse of the times."
For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.