Mike Aquilina

Two Asides on Christian History

Friday July 14th 2006, 3:06 am

A few years back I spoke at an education conference, mostly to history teachers. My talk centered on two statements, which I hope to work into a post someday, when life slows down.

Pope Leo XIII said: “The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth.”

Albert Camus said: “History [can] only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.”

Ponder those awhile. I’ll get back to them.