Monday, 9 July 2007

The Church and a scienctist

"Being a lover of freedom, when Nazi 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 Catholic Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing the 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."
Author: Einstein.
Thanks, a Hawaiian Catholic Mum.


Anonymous said...

Please forward to Richard Dawkins immediately - you could title it 'The Einstein delusion?'!

Benfan said...

May we be always worthy of this testimony.
Thank you for this post Father.

White Stone Name Seeker said...

I love this quote and I love Rabbi Dalin's book The Myth of Hitler's Pope.

Anonymous said...

great post!

Ma Beck said...

Father (and all)
Please pray for the baby whose mother has an abortion scheduled for tomorrow.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Could you scroll back on my blog to Re National Secular society comments & help out?