Saturday, April 4, 2009

The knowledge of truths...

"To want to know from Sacred Scripture the knowledge of truths which
belong solely to the human sciences and have no bearing on salvation
is to use Scripture for a purpose for which God did not intend it and
consequently to abuse it."

René Decartes, letter (presumably in August 1638), quoted in Hans
Küng, Does God Exist?, New York, 1980, p. 10.