Lack of perspective

St Augustine of Hippo [Botticelli (1445–1510)

I have referred to St Augustine of Hippo before, to highlight the folly of invoking conspiracy theory rather than dealing with nature of reality. However, even though they have little to do with the theme of this blog, I hope readers will not mind me sharing these amazing quotes:

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”


“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

Read more of the wise words of St Augustine on the Brainy Quote website.


About Rick Altman

Possibly just another 'Climate Cassandra' crying 'Wolf' in cyberspace. However, the moral of the old children's story is that the Wolf eventually turned up!
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2 Responses to Lack of perspective

  1. duncan says:

    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! It is somehow comforting to know that even the religious bigots are on our side now!


    • Rick Altman says:

      Sadly, a large proportion of evangelical Christians still insist that humans are not changing the Earth’s climate (because they believe God would not let this happen). Convincing them that they are wrong will not be achieved by calling them “religious bigots”. Furthermore, it is not fair to say that the Church is full of hypocrites – as there is still plenty of room for many more. πŸ˜‰


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