Friday, June 30, 2006

Being a Lover of Freedom...

"Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks...

Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly."

--Albert Einstein, Time magazine, December 23, 1940, page 38
If only the "church" still stood for intellectual truth and moral freedom... Sad how Hitler's morals, his trying to make everyone else follow them through legislation and government, and his creating of bubbles wherein only certain perspectives are welcome are exactly the same practices as those of most Christians here in the U.S. today.


Blogger Dave Bussard said...

Hey, I FINALLY responded to your question on my blog. Sorry for taking so long.


10:07 PM  

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