transcendence by the sacrifice of intrinsic good. where others degrade & mortify the flesh ; we will do the same with the soul. for what is sweeter innocence, than a gentle sin? in adultery there is usually tenderness & self-sacrifice ; in murder, courage ; in profanation & blasphemy, a certain satanic splendor. psychopaths, morally ambiguous power families, & doomed golden fools form the tri-pillars of my temple ; this is my kingdom. watch me fall.