The link is to an essay about how Edmund Burke's quote has been rewritten across the Internet. It then proceeds to dissect what it might actually mean and how the various versions make subtle changes to the meaning.
I was reminded of this famous quote while driving. I was trying to decide if I should listen to The Portable Atheist audiobook or some Christmas music.
As I considered the famous quote, and Christopher Hitchens' compendium of agnostic and/or atheist literature, a modification of Mr. Burke's quote came to me:
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for an omnipotent being to do nothing.I think that about sums it up.
BTW, I chose the Christmas music.
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