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If Christ had accepted the proffered bread

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If Christ had accepted the proffered bread, man would have been given security instead of a freedom  of choice, and if Christ had performed a miracle and had cast himself down from the pinnacle, man  would have been given something miraculous to worship. The nature of man, insists the Inquisitor, is  to seek the miraculous. Finally, Christ should have accepted the power offered Him by the devil.  Because He did not, the church has now had to assume such power for the benefit of man. And  since Christ's death, the church has been forced to correct the errors made by Him. Now, at last  mankind willingly submits its freedom to the church in exchange for happiness and security. This  balance, says the Inquisitor, must not be upset. At the end of the monologue, the Grand Inquisitor admits that of necessity he is on the side of the 
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