July 31, 2003

Truth be Told

Some Christians trust only their internal gyroscopes...doctrine and dogmas are 'suggestions' or 'theories'. Others trust only the Church, possesing an "I wouldn't belong to a club who would have me as a member" attitude - i.e. I wouldn't believe a truth that occurred only to me.

I was reminded of this when reading this passage by Kenneth Sacks in a book about Ralph W. Emerson:
"Emerson acknowledged understanding derived from observation of external phenomena, but believed that the more important truths are eternal and intuitive, emerging from within. Ostensibly a struggle between the schools of Locke and Kant, after 2200 years it still pretty much came down to Aristotle versus Plato."

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