The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Probability


When it comes to action, we can never wait until we have an absolutely certain understanding of the entire situation. We only take the path down which we are lead by probability. Every "duty" must follow this path; for this is how we sow, sail, make war, get married, and have children. In all these things, the result is uncertain, but we nevertheless decide to undertake those actions which we think have some hope of succeeding..... We go where reason- and not absolute truth- leads us.

- Seneca, On Benefits

1 Comments:

At 7:40 PM, Blogger axegrinder said...

Arturo,

I find this quote intriguing as I have put greater and greater distance between myself and the counsel of anyone who subscribes to a "God told me" or "the Lord said" type of decision-making process.

Blessings,

Jason Kranzusch

 

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