quote by Walter Brueggemann

The Gospel is a very dangerous idea. We have to see how much of that dangerous idea we can perform in our own lives. There is nothing innocuous or safe about the Gospel. Jesus did not get crucified because he was a nice man.

— Walter Brueggemann

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Dangerous ideas quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl

Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

Let's stick to the practical and the concrete: Would you like it if people lived in a virtual world? If machines were smarter than people? If, in the future, people, animals and plants were products of technology? If you don't like these ideas, then for you the computer and biological sciences clearly are dangerous.

Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

Dangerous ideas quote No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.

Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.

And I always had this idea for making a movie about a femme fatale, because I like these characters. They're a lot of fun, they're sexy, they're manipulative, they're dangerous.

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.

Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.

Dangerous ideas quote The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.

The peril of the hour moved the British to tremendous exertions, just as always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong.

The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard --it is absurd, unreal, dangerous. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.

Dangerous ideas quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

He had no idea where the stereotype of dumb giggly blondes came from.

Ever since he'd met Annabeth at the Grand Canyon last winter,when she'd marched toward him with that Give me Percy Jackson or I’ll kill you expression, Leo had thought of blondes as much too smart and much too dangerous.

The dangerous man is the one who has only one idea, because then he'll fight and die for it.

Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Dangerous ideas quote Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscienti

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

I think marriage is dangerous. The idea of two people trying to possess each other is wrong. I don't think the flare of love lasts. Your mind rather than your emotions must answer for the success of matrimony. It must be friendship - a calm companionship which can last through the years.

I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included

The idea of "race" represents one of the most dangerous myths of our time.

Dangerous ideas quote We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.

We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.

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In the midst of these pleasing ideas we should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.

Our everyday, traditional ideas of reality are delusions which we spend substantial parts of our daily lives shoring up, even at the considerable risk of trying to force facts to fit our definition of reality instead of vice versa.

There is no man more dangerous, in a position of power, than he who refuses to accept as a working truth the idea that all a man does should make for rightness and soundness, that even the fixing of a tariff rate must be moral.

Dangerous ideas quote The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

The most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones being argued, but the ones that are assumed.

Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.

If you disagree with them you may be tempted to interrupt.

But don't. It is dangerous. They won't pay attention to you while they still have a lot of ideas of their own crying for expression. So listen patiently and with an open mind.

Dangerous ideas quote I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.

There are dangers in sentimentalizing nature.

Most sentimental ideas imply, at bottom, a deep if unacknowledged disrespect. It is no accident that we Americans, probably the world's champion sentimentalizers about nature, are at one and the same time probably the world's most voracious and disrespectful destroyers of wild and rural countryside.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Dangerous ideas quote Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize... the immense riches accumulated by the human race. By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.

Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize the immense riches accumulated by the human race. By underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.

In Plato's republic, poets were considered subversive, a danger to the republic.

I kind of relish that role. So I see my present role as a gadfly, to use my soapbox to promote my various ideas and obsesions.

Dangerous ideas quote The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the paradoxes of rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instil prejudices at any price; or as the serious.

I am passionate about everything in my life--first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that's a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I'm a woman, but because it's such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society. --bell hooks

Dangerous ideas quote You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life

You're always haunted by the idea that you're wasting your life

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Also with that money comes the idea, "Let your imagination run wild.

" Which I think is a very dangerous thing. I think it's dangerous because you can get into pretty wacky territory. There are things that are too crazy.

What reading does, ultimately, is keep alive the dangerous and exhilarating idea that life is not a sequence of lived moments, but a destiny.

Donald Trump doesn't have a plan. He said, I have a secret plan, and then he said, um, I know more than all the generals about ISIS. And then he said, I'm going to call the generals to help me figure out a plan. And finally he said, I'm going to fire all the generals. He doesn't have a plan. But he does have dangerous ideas.

The idea of Jewish settlements under Palestinian sovereignty, as was suggested by someone in the Prime Minister's office, is very dangerous and reflects an irrationality of values.

Immigration is everyone’s business: it is one of the most important national issues. The idea that it is too dangerous to be debated is a mockery of democracy. It is too important not to debate.

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