26
dez
13

Edward Snowden: No St. Stephen


Blog of the Courtier

When I was in high school, I had a religion teacher who used to quote Voltaire, whenever someone would disagree with what he was teaching.  “I disapprove of what you say,” he would intone, “but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  It was only later, when I came to appreciate what a mean-spirited, grasping reprobate Voltaire was, that I wondered not only why this quote had become the mantra of a religion class in a Catholic school, but also why we were being told something which, upon closer examination, was patently not good advice at all – let alone actually BY Voltaire.

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, who from Voltaire’s perspective would be the patron saint of those who do not know when to leave well enough alone. “You received the law as transmitted by angels,” he observed to the Sanhedrin…

Ver o post original 609 mais palavras

Anúncios

0 Responses to “Edward Snowden: No St. Stephen”



  1. Deixe um comentário

Deixe um comentário

Preencha os seus dados abaixo ou clique em um ícone para log in:

Logotipo do WordPress.com

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta WordPress.com. Sair / Alterar )

Imagem do Twitter

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Twitter. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Facebook

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Facebook. Sair / Alterar )

Foto do Google+

Você está comentando utilizando sua conta Google+. Sair / Alterar )

Conectando a %s


dezembro 2013
D S T Q Q S S
« nov   jan »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Comentários

Tadeu raphael martor… em COLÉGIO DA MABE – 90…
auto em GIL VICENTE
Jorge Antonio Barros em COLÉGIO DA MABE – 95 ANO…
Deyse Maria Manni Di… em COLÉGIO DA MABE – 94…
CESÁRIO OLIVEIRA. em CARLOS PIMENTA VISITA: OS DIÁR…

%d blogueiros gostam disto: