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Christianity, and nothing else is the ultimate foundation of liberty, conscience, human rights, and democracy, the benchmarks of Western civilization.

Jurgen Habermas as quoted by Mary Poplin in Finding Calcutta


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Studiousness vs Curiosity

Thomas Aquinas described the conflict between virtue ("studiositas" or studiousness) and vice ("curiositas" or curiousity) as important questions in the pursuit of wisdom. The question revolves around studying for a purpose, prioritizing, and use of reputable sources. Thus discipline, concentration, and patience are needed for study.

Recent article: "Studiositas" and "Curiositas": Matters for Self-Examination ( by Ramos in Educational Horizons, v83 n4 p272-281 Sum 2005. Teachers generally agree that curiosity is a good thing that needs to be fostered: that the student who is curious is more desirous of knowledge, more attentive, and more interested in learning than the student who is less inquisitive. ... The author examines how educators may be able to foster the virtue of "studiositas" and notice the manifestations of "curiositas" both in their students and in themselves.


We always have enough time, if we but use it aright.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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