I find every political party is, of necessity, stupid. Because
ideas in a party come from on high and shape the thought
of the rank and file. That’s the best way to produce a stupid
idea, since ideas, of course, must be forged at the base. They
must not be anticipated at the top. That’s why I’ve loathed
the mere notion of political parties ever since I was twenty.
One must recognize that a political party doesn’t possess
truth, and doesn’t try to seek it. A party has intentions, it
follows a given path. Fellow traveler-to me the term
means precisely the guy outside of the Party who tries to
think the truth, hoping the Party will make use of it. — Sartre
it’s just a sign of the times..going forward in reverse. — ozzy osbourne
It is interesting to think of the misuse of the term “universal”. I believe people tend to think that a “universal” perspective as an all knowing perspective when it actually is not. If one is viewing in a “universal” perspective, it simply the totality of the subjective human perspective. With this being said, it is still subjective view. Could it be said then that universality is still extremely limited, as it limited to humans, and their senses?
I think humanity attempts to idolize knowledge in order to overthrow the human condition of temporality and hides behind knowledge while doing so. It could be seen as Sartre’s “Bad Faith”. In existentialist view, human knowledge provides “meaning” for an individual, and for humanity. In reality though, does human knowledge meant anything at all outside of humanity, or is it a form of “bad faith” as we attempt to establish a meaning for our lives? If one considers, knowledge is only useful for and by humanity. The view of “universality” attempts to establish an even greater meaning for humanity, when it is really just a mask of how limited our knowledge is. Therefore outside of the human perspective, knowledge truly is “meaningless” and is just a form of “bad faith” we attempt a way to reconcile our temporality.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought they seldom use. — Kierkegaard
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there. — Pope Francis
Paris, Sacré cœur
It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it. — Jean-Paul Sartre (via supperfiction)
Earth, I think, will not be found by anyone to be in the end a very distinct place. I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell: and earth, if put second to Heaven to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself. — C.S. Lewis-The Great Divide
Sartre’s and de Beauvoir’s Grave-Montparnasse, Paris