Saturday, July 9, 2011

Revolutionary Heresy, June 27 2011

The Excavator
“Even to have come forth is something, since I see that being able to conquer is placed in the hands of fate. However, there was in me, whatever I was able to do, that which no future century will deny to be mine, that which a victor could have for his own: Not to have feared to die, not to have yielded to any equal in firmness of nature, and to have preferred a courageous death to a noncombatant life.” – Giordano Bruno; burned at the stake in Rome in 1600 for expressing heretical views about the universe, nature, religion, and man’s relationship to the infinite God.
“The First Great Star — Herald of the Dawn — was Bruno.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
There is a constant struggle in human society between heresy and orthodoxy, change and status quo, revolutionaries and tyrants, the people and the establishment, reason and official dogma, common sense and stupidity, nonconformist thought and established opinion, truths and falsehoods, enlightenment and ignorance.


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