In 1887 historian and moralist Lord Acton, expressed this opinion in a letter to Bishop Creighton: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - from phrases.org
Over the centuries this has been transmuted into 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. We all know the phrase but I've just had a thought about The Lord's use of the word absolute.
The definition of ABSOLUTE from Dictionary.comWhen you consider that Lord Acton was writing to a top ranking man of the cloth - was the use of the word a subtle nod to what the Bishop would consider to be the absolute power in the universe?
Free from imperfection; complete; perfect... something that is not dependent upon external conditions for existence...
Should then the transmutation of the phrase now be reinvented as
'Power corrupts and
the power of God
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