Saturday, February 18, 2017

"The essence of heresy"

“THE denial of a scheme wholesale is not heresy, and has not the creative power of a heresy. It is of the essence of heresy that it leaves standing a great part of the structure it attacks. On this account it can appeal to believers and continues to affect their lives through deflecting them from their original characters. Wherefore it is said of heresies that “they survive by the truth they retain.”

~Hilaire Belloc: from The Great Heresies.  

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