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There Are Limits...in a world where the sun is withdrawn

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Archbishop William C. Magee


What a window on the 1860's positivism/relativism/atheism
that is culminating in the near-total
breakdown of traditional
social structures
 


I highly recommend it. 

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"The world offers just now the spectacle, humiliating to us in many ways, of millions of people clinging to their old idolatrous religions, and refusing to change them even for a Higher form; whilst in Christian Europe thousands of the most cultivated class are beginning to consider atheism a permissible, or even a desirable thing. The very instincts of the savage rebuke us. But just when we seem in danger of losing all, may come the moment of awakening to the dangers of our loss. A world where thought is a secretion of the brain-gland, where free-will is the dream of a madman that thinks he is an emperor though naked and in chains, where God is not, or at least not knowable, such is not the world as we learnt it, on which great lives have been lived out, great self-sacrifices dared, great piety and devotion have been bent to soften the sin, the ignorance, and the misery. It is a world from which the sun is withdrawn, and with it all light and life. But this is not our world as it was, not the world of our fathers. To live is to think and to will. To think is to see the chain of facts in creation, and passing along its golden links, to find the hand of God at its beginning, as we saw His handiwork in its course. And to will is to be able to know good and evil; and to will aright is to submit the will entirely to a will higher than ours. So that with God alone can we find true knowledge and true rest, the vaunted fruits of philosophy."


Limits of Philosophical Inquiry

Address delivered to the members of the Edinburgh
Philosophical Institution on November 6, 1868
.


William C. Magee, Lord Archbishop of York, p.24.
 
 
Bad logic 
leads to bad philosophy
which leads to bad theology




Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael
The Holy Eucharist and E=mc2...think about Jesus Christ through whom all things were created, both spiritual and temporal


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