quote by Soren Kierkegaard

The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism - no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality.

— Soren Kierkegaard

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The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

In an age that has thrown off all tradition, the only rebellion possible is orthodoxy.

Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel.

Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land, but not the state.


The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.

Peer reviewers go for orthodoxy ... Many of the great 19th-century discoveries were made by men who had independent wealth-Charles Darwin is the prototype. They trusted themselves.

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.

The official keepers of the Holocaust wage an international campaign to silence the disturbing questions. Most people never even hear the revisionist position because Jewish forces dominate the media and block mainstream access to material that questions Holocaust orthodoxy.

I am no disbeliever in spiritual purpose and no vague believer.

I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in relation to that.


You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the allopaths (orthodoxy) to destroy it.

The framers of the constitution knew human nature as well as we do.

They too had lived in dangerous days; they too knew the suffocating influence of orthodoxy and standardized thought. They weighed the compulsions for restrained speech and thought against the abuses of liberty. They chose liberty.

The two most potent post-war orthodoxies--socialist politics and modernist art--have at least one feature in common: they are bothforms of snobbery, the anti-bourgeois snobbery of people convinced of their right to dictate to the common man in the name of the common man.

How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.

Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad, but chess players do.


Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous pit of a spurious conservatism.

The dogmatism of science has become a new orthodoxy, disseminated by the Media and a State educational system with a thoroughness and subtlety far exceeding anything of the kind achieved by the Inquisition; to the point that to believe today in a miraculous happening like the Virgin Birth is to appear a kind of imbecile.

Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians from persons who are not theologians. Some of these accusations are anonymous. The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.

When the Chinese government tells its citizens that they can worship in a certain building on a certain day, but once they leave that building they must bow to the secular orthodoxy of the state, you have a cynical lie at work. They’ve substituted a toothless ‘freedom of worship’ for ‘freedom of religion’.


I think "punk" should really be defined as paving your own way creatively and by defying any sort of orthodoxy or commercial pressure.

There is no orthodoxy in walking. It is a land of many paths and no-paths, where every one goes his own and is right.

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.

The goal of intellectual life should be to see and understand what is true, not merely to adhere to a prevailing orthodoxy.

In an age of relativism, orthodoxy is the only possible rebellion left


It is not what we believe, but why we believe it.

Moral responsibility lies in diligently weighing the evidence. We must actively doubt; we have to scrutinize our views, not take them on trust. No virtue attached to blindly accepting orthodoxy, however 'venerable'.

Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt.

It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.

Orthodoxy, my Lord,: said Bishop Warburton, in a whisper, — orthodoxy is my doxy, — heterodoxy is another man's doxy.

Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved.

Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?


Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

By identifying the new learning with heresy, you make orthodoxy synonymous with ignorance.

With the collision of the Shoemaker comet into Jupiter, the era of uniformitarian orthodoxy must come to an end. Minds that have been closed for nearly half a millennium can now be opened to see what really has happened to our planet in the past -- and that past is not as distant as we might suppose.

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

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