Friday, May 18, 2018

Muggeridge: choose your own axioms

Friday, May 18, 2018
    Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.
    —Ecclesiastes 1:10-11 (NIV)
    I suppose every age has its own particular fantasy: ours is science. A seventeenth-century man like [Blaise] Pascal, though himself a mathematician and scientist of genius, found it quite ridiculous that anyone should suppose that rational processes could lead to any ultimate conclusions about life, but easily accepted the authority of the Scriptures. With us, it is the other way ’round.
    ... Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), Jesus Rediscovered, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969, p. 95 (see the book)
    See also Eccl. 1:10-11; Ps. 14:1-3; Pr. 1:7,22; Rom. 1:18-21; 2 Tim. 4:3-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let me not be swayed by the intellectual fashions of my time.
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