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Battle, murder, and sudden death; evil speaking, lying and slandering; envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness, are its fruits.
The testimony of his eight, handpicked witnesses proved to him that if children could be thoroughly imbued with this type of education, "ninety-nine in every hundred of them can be rescued from uncharitableness, from falsehood, from intemperance, from cupidity, licentiousness, violence, and fraud" whether the source of these influences was their own nature or society (1848, 113).
Achebe and his classmates disagreed heatedly, regarding the Nigerian hero, Johnson, whom their teacher considered colorful and comic, as unbelievable, a "bumbling idiot of a character." More fundamental, Achebe says, even though Cary seemed tolerant, his acclaimed book had "a certain undertow of uncharitableness just below the surface on which his narrative moves and from where, at the slightest chance, a contagion of distaste, hatred and mockery breaks through to poison his tale."
Knowledge of our duty is then, according to Locke, possible; and though the civil power has no authority to punish "sins," such as "Covetousness, Uncharitableness, Idleness" (L.I.44), for the reason that these breaches of morality neither prejudice other men's rights nor violate the public peace (see L.I.44 and L.I.42), the state does gain some jurisdiction over morality.
uncharitableness, violence and repression bring freedom in their
To give but one example, the kind of talk in which most of us indulge is morally evil and spiritually dangerous, for most of what we say is inspired by greed, sensuality, self-love, malice, uncharitableness or pure imbecility.
Just as only humans can be inhuman, so only where there is charity can there be uncharitableness. Only a world that recognizes charity as a moral ideal can fail in charity.
Boyle provides two primary bases for dismissing these alternatives: their uncharitableness and failure to accommodate all of Descartes' texts.