Immorality exists only because people have no knowledge

No one who really knows the consequences of immorality can in truth be immoral, for one is called upon to teach the true consequences that result from the causes. One should in fact direct people’s attention to them while they are still children. Immorality exists only because people have no knowledge. Only the darkness of untruth makes immoral actions possible.

Bron: Rudolf Steiner – GA 127 – The Significance of Spiritual Research For Moral Action -Bielefeld, March 6, 1911

Translated by Alan P. Cottrell, Ph.D.

Previously posted on October 8, 2013