Saturday, 14 January 2017

Truth

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What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

He was an early relativist. Evelyn Waugh said, how truly I know not, that Pilate was canonised by the Ethiopian (Coptic) Church.


'It is not given to any of us to see more than a fraction of a shadow of the truth.' 

I love those words (quoted from memory) of Stanley Baldwin, who also said:


'I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.'

Dostoevsky said:
'Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.'

 Benjamin Jowett ('All there is to know I know it') scribbled in a book: 


We have sought truth, and sometimes perhaps found it. But have we had any fun?

3 comments:

  1. "Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion."
    Alice Cooper

    "If you care about what people think of you, then you should not have become a Catholic."
    St. John Vianney

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    1. Thank you! Very good. Are you a Catholic?

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    2. David in Banja Luka15 January 2017 at 16:38

      I like the Alice Cooper quote :).

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