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Offline Heorhij

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Need help finding the source
« on: November 08, 2010, 12:40:28 PM »
Dear folks,

Could you please tell me, where is the following quote from St. Augustine from? From what work of his?

"Hunger is a bad counselor, but worse are lies, superstition and ignorance.
Rediscover them and you come near the true God."

Thanks,

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Re: Need help finding the source
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 04:06:08 PM »
I don't understand this quote. ???


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Re: Need help finding the source
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 05:45:17 PM »
Dear folks,

Could you please tell me, where is the following quote from St. Augustine from? From what work of his?

"Hunger is a bad counselor, but worse are lies, superstition and ignorance.
Rediscover them and you come near the true God."

Thanks,

G.

This exact translation is not from any publication from St Augustine that is published on the internet. Sorry, but it appears to be falsely credited.

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Re: Need help finding the source
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 05:54:23 PM »
I don't understand this quote. ???


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The quote seems to be from a movie set in 16th century Italy. The main character is a street kid who lives a life of petty crime inorder to not starve. He is hanged at the age of 14 by the Inquisition. The quote seems to imply that hunger leads to sin but much worse is the Inquisition of the Church. Rediscover your Faith and come to God. (The movie is in spanish with no sub title so I have not fact checked this. The source is a compilation from the internet.)

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Re: Need help finding the source
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 06:17:07 PM »
I don't understand this quote. ???


Selam

The quote seems to be from a movie set in 16th century Italy. The main character is a street kid who lives a life of petty crime inorder to not starve. He is hanged at the age of 14 by the Inquisition. The quote seems to imply that hunger leads to sin but much worse is the Inquisition of the Church. Rediscover your Faith and come to God. (The movie is in spanish with no sub title so I have not fact checked this. The source is a compilation from the internet.)

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"Bad art may be forgiven; but to remain unmoved by beauty will not. Doubts may be forgiven; but a lack of wonder will not. Tilting at windmills may be forgiven; but allowing our neighbors to be grinded in the gears will not. Denying the existence of the Creator may be forgiven; but ignoring the glories of creation will not."
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Re: Need help finding the source
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 08:02:58 PM »
Thank you, esp. Dart!
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