Ignatius Loyola, 1491 1556 "For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Eusebius was a 4th century Bishop of Caesarea and Church Historian, considered "the Father of Ecclesiastical History" "Theology is the most certain of all sciences since its source is divine knowledge (which cannot be deceived) and because of the greater worth of its subject matter, the sublimity of which transcends human reason." Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (12651274) "Unbelief is the greatest of sins." Thomas Aquinas, ibid.
"Now it seems that everything in the world stems from sources other than God, since the products of nature have their source in nature; deliberate effects can be traced back to human reason or will as their source.
"Reason should be destroyed in all Christians." Martin Luther "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason." Martin Luther "Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." Martin Luther "Reason is the Devil's greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil's appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom ... Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and ...
She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets." Martin Luther, Erlangen Edition v. 142-148 "Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed.
p 152 "Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it." Adolf Hitler, ibid. 2 Chapter 1 "The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built.
It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life." Adolf Hitler, Berlin, 1933, first radio address after coming to power.we must drive them [Jews] out like mad dogs, so that we do not become partakers of their abominable blasphemy and all their other vices and thus merit God's wrath and be damned with them." Martin Luther, "On the Jews and Their Lies", 1543 "There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn." St.Augustine (354 430), one of the "great" church fathers, Confessions "I believe because it is absurd." Tertullian (c. 240), notable early Christian apologist "The gravest of the ecclesiastical historians, Eusebius himself, indirectly confesses that he has related whatever might redound to the glory, and that he has suppressed all that could tend to the disgrace, of religion." Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ...We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ...We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations; we have stamped it out." Adolf Hitler, speech, October 24, 1933 Here's a list of banned books in Germany, 1932-1939 "As for the Jews, I am just carrying on with the same policy which the Catholic Church has adopted for fifteen hundred years, when it has regarded the Jews as dangerous and pushed them into ghettos etc., because it knew what the Jews were like.