Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A Time to Choose (1975), 64-65:
Over-reliance on reason alone, without the intelligent interplay of experience and inspiration, can reproduce the same skepticism and arrogance that afflicted the Nephite society just before the birth of Jesus. Even when great signs were given in fulfillment of earlier utterances, the skeptics rationalized by saying, "Some things they may have guessed right, among so many." They reasoned impertinently with regard to the promised coming of Christ, "Why will he not show himself unto us as well as to them who shall be at Jerusalem?" Tying their faith to geography, the Nephite skeptics complained about being asked to believe "in some great and marvelous thing which should come to pass, but not among us, but in a land which is far distant, a land which we know not." (See Helaman 16.)