In a conversation if a person is quick to deny that they are not the one who is in darkness or denial, it is highly likely that, that person is the one in darkness and denial else he or she would have had no need to defend themselves right away, would they? They would know the truth, stand in wisdom and would have no compulsive need to defend themselves.
There are not too many examples of wise people in this world, but I am sure most of us have heard about the man known in the west as Jesus. When he was accused of being a follower of the devil, by his own people, and ridiculed as the king of Jews, did he retaliate? With all the power and wisdom that he had, he could have come back to them in his glory and put them in their place, but all he did was keep silent. That is because, deep inside, he knew the truth and did not waste his time or effort defending himself, as he did not feel the need to.
“The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist”. – Charles Baudelaire
The finest trick that people play upon themselves is to deny the possibility that there can be darkness in them and the possibility that they are in denial about their denial.