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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
|Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus The deep-|
seated human yearning for ideal role- models has found expression for millennia
in the many forms of religious worship. But as Western society becomes more
|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' ...
|George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”|
|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
|Someone might reply that if we take sufficient note of the purposive behavior of |
the human animal, we will find ... that men have a certain nature — that is to say,
that there is a property or some set of properties that all men and only men ... 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
|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
|... 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 ...
|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 ...