Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Thinking For Yourself

An wonderful Evelyn Waugh quote, via Philokalia Republic:

Every effort was made to encourage the children at the public schools to "think for themselves." When they should have been whipped and taught Greek paradigms, they were set arguing about birth control and nationalization. Their crude little opinions were treated with respect. Preachers in the school chapel week after week entrusted the future to their hands. It is hardly surprising that they were Bolshevik at 18 and bored at 20.


Rick Lugari said...

Excellent quote. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That was from a funny post about a modern seminarians' dictionary... I don't know if you followed it back.