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|It Is Absurd To Argue Men, As To Torture Them into Believing --Cardinal John |
Newman-- It is absurd to argue men As to torture them into believing Like one
familiar with the stars in heaven Cannot inform another of The fiery depths of hell
|Notice that Patrick Ford and Joseph Chamberlain both began with the words 'I |
believe'. ... Newman seems to have had a similar contrast in mind when he said:
It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. john henry
|The A<r-Cor>dilioned Nightmare, "Wilh Edgar Varese in ihe Gobi Desert" (1945). |
24 It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. CARDINAL
JOHN NEWMAN (1801-90), English churchman. theologian. Sermon, 1 1 Dec ...
|in religious inquiries, but in order to ascertain what is its real place in the conduct |
of them. And in explanation of it I ... Here the parallel holds good — it is as absurd
to argue men, as to torture them, into v believing. But in matter of fact (it will be ...
|Newman, deeply suspicious of what he calls the “paper logic” in much natural |
theology, announces that “it is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into
believing.”6 The lame hear the words of Peter and of Paul, Newman says, and ...
|1571-1631) English divine, metaphysical poet Faith may be defined briefly as an |
illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
American journalist It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing.
|Sometimes it's not until later that day that you can decide whether you believe |
what you said or not. ... people's. feelings? “It is as absurd to argue men, as to
torture them, into believing.” John Henry Newman You can't force someone into ...
|8163 Apologia pro Vita Sua The all-corroding, all-dissolving scepticism of the |
intellect in religious enquiries. 8164 We should ... 8174 'The Usurpations of
Reason' It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. NEWMAN
|These later concerns are hardly present in the struggling paragraphs of the |
university sermons; and perhaps for this reason ... And therefore said Newman (
too forcefully): 'It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them into believing'; and
|It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them, into believing. — John Henry |
Newman We don't come to our beliefs by persuasion but by experience. The
suggestions we are given in our Twelve Step program don't mean as much to us