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Philosophy and Theology, Disciples and Martyrs

August 22, 2011

EPSTEIN: Principles are okay. But sometimes they get in the way of reason.
EUGENE: Then how do you know which one is the right one?
EPSTEIN: You have to get involved. You don’t get involved enough, Eugene.
EUGENE: What do you mean?
EPSTEIN: You’re a witness. You’re always standing around watching what’s happening. Scribbling in your book what other people do. You have to get in the middle of it. You have to take sides. Make a contribution to the fight.
~ Neil Simon, Biloxi Blues

“Philosophy is the handmaid of theology.”
~ Medieval saying

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness [martureo], and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.”
~ 1 John 1:1-4

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”
~ Tertullian, Apologeticus Chapter 50

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