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|76 Going to prison in 1956, he had not so much lost a God that had failed but “|
found” faith, “in the inexorabilities of ... I had not come across Camus's well-
known aphorisms: “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” and “I
|Camus insightfully proclaimed that "man is the only creature who refuses to be |
what he is," a limited being confronting a limited world.28 A central theme in
Camus's fictional and nonfictional writings" is modern humanity's refusal to
|Camus confessed to being 'pessimistic as to human history, optimistic as to man' |
– man being, as he insisted, 'the only creature that refuses to be what he is'.
Man's freedom, Camus pointed out, 'is nothing other than a chance to be better' ...
|18 He is a being in search of meaning. ... To the biblical mind man is not only a |
creature who is constantly in search of himself but also a creature God is
constantly ... Man not only refuses to answer; he often sets out to defy and to
|Thus the formula that man is in " the Word of God " does not denote a mere state, |
but the being of man as history. As he hears the Word of God, ... The case is
rather that he has these qualities only because he is this creature. That he is so, ...
|Please understand, once and for all that I absolutely refuse.” “It would only be for |
one afternoon-for a few hours-—” “I refuse to have that—-creature—in my house.
That is final.” Treves ran a hand distractedly through his hair. He had anticipated
|Christ could refuse to use a power only if he possessed it and could have used it.|
21 That is, Christ cannot have refused to do what he was powerless to do. ... [CD
49] He is a man, and if he can conceive himself acting otherwise, so too, one
would think, can he think of other men, e.g. Tyre ... THE FREEDOM OF
CREATURES AND GOD'S IDEAS According to Leibniz, the basis of the
deliberation of rational ...
|To discover purpose, to see what the end of human living is, is just another way |
of apprehending something of the mind of God, and to ... But this does not entail
that man, like an artifact, has some essential nature, some function that he was
cut out or made to achieve. ... justified in refusing to call such a creature a man;
and if beings lived together and did many of the characteristic things that we do
but did ...
|... who persist in abusing themselves by their luals. and refuse to humble |
themselves before Him ; but will inflict on them the ... 22 Cease 'ye from man,
whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of? ... He will
not only pour contempt on proud men, who, like Pharaoh, exalt themselves
against Him, but much more on all pretended rival deities. ... Man is a dying
creature, may die quickly; our nostrils, in which our breath is, are of the outward
part« of the body ; what is ...
|Amazing! Truly one of a kind and it is what makes man a man, for he is free. ... For |
what will explain man's refusal to the glands that urges him to respond, only
freewill in his spirit enables him to be outside physiological premises. The brain if
left alone to do its work will make man just like any other creature, simply
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