30th December 2008

“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”

John Ruskin1819 – 1900

2 Responses to “30th December 2008”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    Indeed, what we do is “the only consequence”, but what we do is propagated directly by what we think, know and believe.

    Perhaps Mr. Ruskin’s circular logic was designed to teach an ironic lesson, but I would prefer that the lesson be restructured to teach that we must think, know and believe in as honest and well informed manner as possible because our actions, which include all that we share with others, will reflect that effort.

    BAT

  2. Chris Says:

    I think a better way to look at this is: What we do reveals what we actually believe.

    In this light you can read the cruelty, bigotry, prejudice and fear that make up the core of a true-believer in any sect. Jesus (if he was real) would be ashamed by most of his followers.