Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Eye for Truth

"...It is this realising of the importance of knowing the truth that prompts the search for truth and gives the eye for truth. I should not pull a man's eye out because he saw crooked. I should endeavour to make him see straight. The blind man does not see crooked because he does not see at all. And so the indifferent man avoids any admixture of superstition in his insight into the spiritual world because he has no insight at all."

Wilfrid Philip Ward, "The Wish to Believe" in Witnesses to the Unseen, and Other Essays, p. 297.

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