„It would be the height of absurdity to label ignorance tempered by humility "faith"!
(Institutio III.2.3)“

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Johannes Calvin
Schweizer Reformator französischer Abstammung und Begründer… 1509 - 1564

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„That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.“

—  Adlai Stevenson mid-20th-century Governor of Illinois and Ambassador to the UN 1900 - 1965

John Stuart Mill, as quoted by Stevenson in Call to Greatness (1954), p. 102; this has also been misquoted as "That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another."
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„Ignorance is not bad faith. But persistence in ignorance is.“

—  Joanna Russ, buch How to Suppress Women's Writing

Quelle: How to Suppress Women's Writing

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„Wars and temper tantrums are the makeshifts of ignorance; regrets are illuminations come too late.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Quelle: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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„Faith is the champion of grace, and love the nurse; but humility is the beauty of grace.“

—  Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680

Quelle: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 221.

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Aurelius Augustinus Foto

„You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

Sermon 19:2 on the New Testament http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/160319.htm
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Kontext: You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.

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„I have complete faith in the continued absurdity of whatever’s going on.“

—  Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962

Philadelphia Inquirer interview http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1384, April 22, 2007

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„By serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others — humility.“

—  Lahiri Mahasaya Indian yogi and guru 1828 - 1895

Quelle: Autobiography of a Yogi (1946), Ch. 34 : Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas

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„Language has been reduced to labels, talk has become double-talk. We are in the process of losing faith in the reality of words.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

"No Religion is an Island", p. 264
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Kontext: One of the results of the rapid depersonalization of our age is a crisis of speech, profanation of language. We have trifled with the name of God, we have taken the name and the word of the Holy in vain. Language has been reduced to labels, talk has become double-talk. We are in the process of losing faith in the reality of words.
Yet prayer can happen only when words reverberate with power and inner life, when uttered as an earnest, as a promise. On the other hand, there is a high degree of obsolescence in the traditional language of the theology of prayer. Renewal of prayer calls for a renewal of language, of cleansing the words, of revival of meanings.
The strength of faith is in silence, and in words that hibernate and wait. Uttered faith must come out as a surplus of silence, as the fruit of lived faith, of enduring intimacy.
Theological education must deepen privacy, strive for daily renewal of innerness, cultivate ingredients of religious existence, reverence and responsibility.

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„Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

Quoted in Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More in Johnsonian Miscellanies (1897), vol. II, p. 197, edited by George Birkbeck Hill. More had quoted this remark in a letter to her sister (April 1782)

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„Whether religion is a divisive or reconciling force depends on our certainty or our humility as we practice our faith in our politics.“

—  John Danforth American politician 1936

Page 16
Faith and Politics (2006)
Kontext: Whether religion is a divisive or reconciling force depends on our certainty or our humility as we practice our faith in our politics. If we believe that we know God's truth and that we can embody that truth in a political agenda, we divide the realm of politics into those who are on God's side, which is our side, and those with whom we disagree, who oppose the side of God. This is neither good religion nor good politics. It is not consistent with following a Lord who reached out to a variety of people — prostitutes, tax collectors, lepers. If politics is the art of compromise, certainty is not really politics, for how can one compromise with God's own truth? Reconciliation depends on acknowledging that God's truth is greater than our own, that we cannot reduce it to any political platform we create, no matter how committed we are to that platform, and that God's truth is large enough to accommodate the opinions of all kinds of people, even those with whom we strongly disagree.

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