Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quotation of the day

"The 13th-century philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas taught that material things were good in themselves. It is good that there are cobras and garbage cans around the place. This, to be sure, is a hard doctrine to swallow when you come to the existence of Donald Rumsfeld."

This observation is from Terry Eagleton in the New Statesman for June 22. Raised as a Catholic, Eagleton became a Marxist. Now, in his well balanced remarks about religion, he seems to be "deviating toward sense"(as Jonathan Swift put it in a different context).



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