10 thoughts on “A Great Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote.

  1. The image is not there, Opher? (I love Bonhoeffer, btw. Have you ever read “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxas? Great book. Unfortunately Metaxas has gone round the bend for Trump since then. But the book was well written…

      1. What was the quote? When I click on Image to open in another tab it just takes me to Outlook. The book is very long, and the first part of it is kind of tedious reading about his family, but once you get beyond that it’s fascinating. If they had only waited a week or so to execute him he wouldn’t have died.

      2. This is the quote Cheryl:
        “Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed – in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for when dealing with a stupid person than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.”

        It seemed apt for this moment in time.

        I don’t know why that isn’t opening in your browser. A mystery.

      3. Well it certainly fits the situation, doesn’t it. And since he was commenting on Germany, I assume the comparison between the two situations still holds then… Thanks for typing that in.

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