The Brothers Karamazov
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The Brothers Karamazov

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

Chapter: Random Literature

I really like this comic.

So, what is arguably the most famous portion of Dostoyevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov" is the parable of The Grand Inquisitor, which is frequently excerpted or published by itself. In it, a tale is spun of sixteenth century Seville, Spain, in which Jesus returns and is promptly arrested by the aforementioned Inquisitor. While Jesus is in the pokey, the Inquisitor rambles on about how Jesus ultimately damned everyone by giving them free will instead of just ruling us like a king. As such, the church has secretly decided to follow Satan instead, since humanity - when you get right down to it - likes getting bossed around and being told what to do.

It just now occurs to me that this was pretty much Loki's plan in the Avengers. But I digress.

After telling Jesus all the ways in which he screwed up back in 30-ish AD, the Inquisitor finally pauses. Then Jesus kisses the 90-year-old Inquisitor tenderly on the lips, prompting the him to let Jesus go. SEXY.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky • Year: 1879 • Source: Project Gutenberg

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