"For the word of the Lord is truth, and whatsoever is truth is light..."
March 19, 2006

Rhetoric vs Spirit

It is interesting to note an observation made by a man centuries old regarding rhetoric. Clement states:

“I frequented the schools of the philosophers, where, however, I heard nothing but dogmatic assertions and equally dogmatic refutations endlessly put forth — formal disputations, artfully constructed syllogisms, and subtle conclusions … Neither side ever brought forth proof that really convinced me inside, because the statements and definitions of things passed as true or false not from the actual nature of things or the real truth, but always according to the skill and cleverness of the people putting them forth.” (Clementine Recognitions, I, 3, in Patrol. Graec I, 1208)

Beware the Korihors, for they are many.