I incline to Cain’s heresy

From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:

“I incline to Cain’s heresy,” he used to say quaintly: “I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.”

The reference is to Cain’s reply to God when asked about his brother Abel – “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9).

I’ve said this at work when people ask about the progression of someone else’s project or their absence in a meeting.  Like most of my answers it confuses more than responds.

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