Catastrophe and passivity

Tony Curzon Price
Tony Curzon Price
7 April 2009

Cannon Dr Alan Billings in the homily slot on the BBC's morning news program suggests that crumbling banks and crumbling buildings are a good moment to hand trust over to God. For Voltaire, these were moments to retract that trust. More positively, for Rousseau, they are moments to understand that we are not a passive audience in the face of destruction.


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