Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 29: BAD PREACERS AND THINKERS

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BAD PREACERS AND THINKERS

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put on a show of wits —

get so carried away they

leave the one true path

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NOTE:

Why does Beatrice condemn bad philosophy and bad theology? Because bad philosophy and bad theology lead to bad preaching. Philosophy can be used correctly, and it can be misused. It is misused when it is used simply to score points against someone else. It is used correctly when it is used to find out the truth. Arguments can be made sincerely, but bad arguments can be used deviously to mislead others. Philosophy is very useful. It can be used to understand whatever can be understood by human reason. Being an intellectual can be dangerous unless you use your intelligence and knowledge to seek the truth that can be understood by human reason. If you use your intelligence and knowledge to score points against others or to put on a show of how smart you are, then you are misusing your intelligence and knowledge. Sometimes, bad preachers and thinkers talk over the heads of their listeners.

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PARADISE: CANTO 29 RETELLING

https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/dantes-paradise-canto-29-retelling-primum-mobile-the-creation-and-fall-of-angels/

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