30th March 2009

“The idea that the sensual is of significance whereas the intellectual is suspect; that if somebody feels something we must give it an immediate respect and that if somebody calls something their faith they have already assumed a kind of spurious moral high ground, whereas if somebody says 'I believe this because I've subjected it to analysis, I've looked at the evidence and I've drawn a conclusion,' then somehow that seems rather cold, and suspect, and dark.”

Ben Elton

2 Responses to “30th March 2009”

  1. Please engage brain Says:

    Quote “whereas if somebody says ‘I believe this because I’ve subjected it to analysis, I’ve looked at the evidence and I’ve drawn a conclusion,’ then somehow that seems rather cold, and suspect, and dark.”

    Suspect and dark. really?? …. utter bonkers.

  2. The Heretic Says:

    That mantra seems to be pervasive in today’s society. Feeling more important than facts and intentions more important than outcomes.