The mystic theory of ethics is explicitly based on the premise that the
standard of value of man’s ethics is set beyond the grave, by the laws or
requirements of another, supernatural dimension, that ethics is impossible for
man to practice, that it is unsuited for and opposed to man’s life on earth,
and that man must take the blame for it and suffer through the whole of his
earthly existence, to atone for the guilt of being unable to practice the
impracticable. The Dark Ages and the Middle Ages are the existential monument
to this theory of ethics.