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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #heretics

One notorious apikoros named Hiwa al-Balkhi, writing in ninth-century Persia, offered two hundred awkward questions to the faithful. He drew upon himself the usual thunderous curses—'may his name be forgotten, may his bones be worn to nothing'—along with detailed refutations and denunciations by Abraham ibn Ezra and others. These exciting anathemas, of course, ensured that his worrying 'questions' would remain current for as long as the Orthodox commentaries would be read. In this way, rather as when Maimonides says that the Messiah will come but that 'he may tarry,' Jewishness contrives irony at its own expense. If there is one characteristic of Jews that I admire, it is that irony is seldom if ever wasted on them.

Christopher Hitchens

#atheism #curses #heretics #hiwi-al-balkhi #irony

There’s a name for devout people who worship reverence. Heretics.


#funny #heretics #humor #funny

All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.

Yip Harburg

#heretics #heroes #conformity

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.

Aleister Crowley

#always #anything #assumes #been #conscience

Heretics are the only [bitter] remedy against the entropy of human thought. ("Literature, Revolution, and Entropy")

Yevgeny Zamyatin

#heretics #writers #writing #art

If the moderns really want a simple religion of love, they must look for it in the Athanasian Creed. The truth is that the trumpet of true Christianity, the challenge of the charities and simplicities of Bethlehem or Christmas Day never rang out more arrestingly and unmistakably than in the defiance of Athanasius to the cold compromise of the Arians. It was emphatically he who really was fighting for a God of Love against a God of colourless and remote cosmic control; the God of the stoics and the agnostics. It was emphatically he who was fighting for the Holy Child against the grey deity of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. He was fighting for that very balance of beautiful interdependence and intimacy, in the very Trinity of the Divine Nature, that draws our hearts to the Trinity of the Holy Family. His dogma, if the phrase be not misunderstood, turns even God into a Holy Family.

G.K. Chesterton

#christianity #god #god-is-love #heretics #love

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any point of view should be prohibited, that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.

Thabo Mbeki

#banned #burned #heretics #point #point of view

If we have no heretics we must invent them, for heresy is essential to health and growth.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

#heresy #heretics #literature #art

The world is kept alive only by heretics: the heretic Christ, the heretic Copernicus, the heretic Tolstoy. Our symbol of faith is heresy. (“Tomorrow”)

Yevgeny Zamyatin

#heresy #heretics #tolstoy #faith

Heretics are the only bitter remedy against the entropy of human thought.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

#bitter #entropy #heretics #human #human thought

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