Thursday, May 18, 2006

Quote of the day

"When humans act as spokesmen for the gods, mortality becomes more important than morality. Martyrdom corrects this discrepancy, but only for a brief interval. The sorry thing about martyrs is that they are not around to explain what it all meant. Nor do they stay to see the terrible consequences of martyrdom." - The Jesus Incident, Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom

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2 comments:

  1. "The faith lives by the faithful
    - not the reverse -
    no matter that the faithful have this faith.
    The few who actually live off the faith,
    albeit the faith of others
    more than their own, see to this,
    belying again the faith of the faithful."
    Karlheinz Deschner
    Quotes on Karlheinz Deschner:
    "This man is a modern Voltaire."
    Nella Moia, Tageblatt, Luxembourg
    "Friedrich Nietzsche's most courageous heir and successor."
    Prof. Dr. Hermann Josef Schmidt, University of Dortmund
    "In the meantime I have become a Deschnerologist. I buy everything of his that I can find."
    Prof. Dr. Jehuda Bauer, University of Jerusalem
    "Deschner is an ethicist, of the kind you'll never find within the walls of the Church...I am certain that it is Deschner alone who will find a place in the schoolbooks of the future."
    Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels
    "You can name him in the same breath as Auguste Comte, Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud und Max Stirner."
    Schwäbische Post
    "The writer and historian Deschner is probably the most uncompromising author and thinker in the German-speaking world."
    Die Weltwoche, Zurich
    "Take the red pill in the form of a book by Deschner, and there is no turning back."
    David Din, Luxembourg

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  2. What an interesting quote!

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