The Disease of Curiosity

Disease

Echo Chamber Podcast @ trickstersworld

There’s a bug going around at the moment. It’s highly contagious and very easy to catch. You can get it on a barstool or even at your office desk. It can be passed on at the tills in Tesco or between parents huddled at the side of a pitch. This disease is very dangerous and represents a threat to our very way of life.

In his autobiographical work, The Confessions of St Augustine, the 4th Century Bishop wrote: “There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity”. It was a plea against learning for the sake of learning. It was a way of telling the faithful that God has all the answers. Gods soldiers on earth can give you all the guidance you need and that to seek out other answers was to undermine God and be dragged into temptations…

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