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Roger Williams on Wealth & Christianity

“The neerer Christs followers have approached to worldly wealth, ease, liberty, honour, pleasure, etc. … the further and further have they departed from God, from his Truth, from the Simplicitie, Power, and Puritie of Christ Jesus and true Christianitie.”

— Roger Williams, as quoted in Roger Williams: The Church and the State by Edmund S. Morgan

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Andreas Corelli on Narratives

“Everything is a tale… What we believe, what we know, what we remember, even what we dream. Everything is a story, a narrative, a sequence of events with characters communicating an emotional content. We only accept as true what can be narrated.”

— Andreas Corelli in Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Angel’s Game, Act One: “City of the Damned”, Chapter 24

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Stephen Dempster on Postmodernism

“The error of modernism is ‘objectivism’, that is, the idea that individual subjects can attain the entire, value-free, truth when examining an object — they can see it as it really is; while the error of postmodernism is ‘subjectivism’, the idea that, because observers are never value-free or objective, they see the object according to their subjective perspective — they see it not as it is but as they are (and therefore never really see it). A truly Judeo-Christian epistemology will navigate between these extremes of radical objectivism and radical subjectivism. Human beings can know truth because it is revealed, but it is always accommodated to their understanding and always filtered through their own particular context. Factors of culture, place, time, society, education, experience and the effects of sin on the mind colour the truth. Paul remarks in his first letter to the Corinthian church that Christian believers see through a glass darkly in the present life. His observation illustrates the truths of both modernism and postmodernism held in tension, while avoiding their errors: we see (modernism) through a glass darkly (postmodernism).”

— Stephen G. Dempster, Dominion and Dynasty: A theology of the Hebrew Bible, chapter 1

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July 24, 2007 · 8:55 am

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

“It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies…

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 37

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June 27, 2007 · 5:18 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

“The truth…It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, chapter 17

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June 27, 2007 · 5:15 pm