As I grow, so I change. Formerly, I saw light in Psalm 83:
I had rather be an outcast (doorkeeper) in the house of the Lord than to dwell in the tents of sinners…. (83, LXX)
Now, it’s all about the Holy Fool.
In our ancient Russian land every Orthodox knows that whoever has read the Bible all the way through and has “even got to Christ,” can no longer be held strictly responsible for his actions, [for] such people are like the well known fools of God. — Nikolai Leskov