Principles vs. Persons

By Jon|February 4, 2013|Philosophy, Quotes|

Today I wish to share with you a reflection on a quote, posted before, from Fulton Sheen: “There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance… Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons.” +Fulton J. Sheen, 1931 “The Curse of Broadmindedness” Today this is truer than ever, perhaps even

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Existentialism: Nietzsche and JP Richter–A World Without God

By test|February 16, 2012|Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, to be moved|

If you saw my post about Fulton Sheen, you would have heard him read the following passage from Nietzsche, which I am sure many of you are familiar with: THE MADMAN—-Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: “I seek God! I seek God!”—As many of those who did not believe in God were

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“The Sharpest Young Opinion Formers are Atheists”

By test|February 5, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy, Religion, Theism/Atheism, to be moved|

Damien Thompson at the Daily Telegraph sets the record straight. As always, my comments are in blue, emphasis in bold: “…But the crucial point is that the sharpest young opinion-formers are atheists. This is a development that seems to have been missed by the old boobies who pass for bishops in the Anglican and Catholic Churches. It’s a rapid and startling change in our religious landscape and not one that

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