Saturday, December 21, 2013

Knowledge if Overrated

The difference between theologians and old-fashioned 19th century rationalists like Richard Dawkins is that when Dawkins holds forth on God, he doesn't know what he's talking about, but doesn't know that he doesn't, whereas when theologians talk about God they don't really know what they're talking about, but know that they don't. 
- Terry Eagleton

The philosopher knows eternal truths; the prophet knows the univocal sense of what will come (even if he delivers it only through figures, through signs). The apostle, who declares an unheard-of possibility, one dependent on an evental grace, properly speaking knows nothing. 
- Alain Badiou

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