Friday, March 30, 2012

In the old days, even listening to the radio could be intellectually demanding

Frederick Copleston, SJ

And stimulating.   Filius often insists that we listen to pop radio in the car, which we find neither intellectually demanding nor stimulating.  Things were different in 1947 AD, when the BBC broadcast a debate between Bertrand Russell and Frederick Copleston, SJ on the existence of God (transcript, with some audio portions, here).  Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith reflects on the striking decline in the tone of our debate with unbelievers between then and now.   In the end, says Fr. Lucie-Smith, winning the debate with unbelievers will require "new saints, and we need to communicate our joy in being Catholic."
Let's all be joyful saints, then.

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