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” ‘He has been appointed to his post by the Law. To doubt his dignity is to doubt the Law itself.’

‘I don’t agree with that opinion,’ K said, shaking his head, ‘for if you accept it, you have to consider everything the doorkeeper says as true. But you’ve already proved conclusively that that’s not possible.’

‘No,’ said the priest, ‘you don’t have to consider everything true, you just have to consider it necessary.’

‘A depressing opinion,’ said K. ‘Lies are made into a universal system.'”

Franz Kafka, The Trial

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