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Malcolm Muggeridge

Data urodzenia: 24. Marzec 1903
Data zgonu: 14. Listopad 1990
Natępne imiona:Malcolm Muggeridge

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Malcolm Muggeridge dziennikarz, pisarz i naukowiec.

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„Jezus nie tylko po prostu zalecał, byśmy panowali nad chciwością i żądzą zmysłów; stworzył On system bodźców, wywołał nie mniej gorące od tamtych namiętności pchające nas w przeciwnym kierunku – niczym siła witalna rosnących drzew, traw i całej wegetacji przeciwstawiająca się sile ciążenia; ta pierwsza prze w górę i na zewnątrz, druga zaś ciągnie w dół. Dzięki Jezusowi przesyceni, tęsknimy do abstynencji, a dusząc się w splątanym labiryncie seksu – do czystości. Nie ucieczka od świata, ale odkrywanie go – oto dyrektywa Jezusa; świat raz odkryty i ujrzany Jego oczyma ukaże głębię i przepych wcześniej nieprzeczuwane – podobnie jak ładna twarz dotknięta smutkiem ujawnia swe ukryte piękno. Jeśli oko jest narzędziem grzechu, to wyłup je, radzi Jezus, nie po to, by oślepnąć, lecz aby widzieć naprawdę; jeśli ręka lub noga – odetnij ją, nie po to, aby stać się kaleką, ale aby odzyskać zdrowie. Przyszedł, jak sam mówi, nie żeby niszczyć życie, ale byśmy mieli je w obfitości. Nie pojmie tych słów ten, dla kogo obfitość znaczy dostatek – owoc połowu Morza Martwego: sam nie wiedziałem jednak, czym jest radość, póki nie przestałem gonić za szczęściem; nie dbałem o życie, póki nie wybrałem śmierci. Winien jestem Jezusowi wdzięczność za oba te odkrycia.(...)“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Źródło: Szymon Hołownia, Tabletki z krzyżykiem, op. cit., s. 155.

„Understanding is for ever unattainable. Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention.“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Context: It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits — like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing beautiful women, flying through the stratosphere or landing on the moon. First-rate pursuits involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is about and trying to convey that understanding — inevitably result in a sense of failure. A Napoleon, a Churchill, a Roosevelt can feel themselves to be successful, but never a Socrates, a Pascal, a Blake. Understanding is for ever unattainable. Therein lies the inevitability of failure in embarking upon its quest, which is none the less the only one worthy of serious attention. Muggeridge Through the Microphone (1969)

„If you say to me that men are so made that the strongest kicks the weakest in the teeth and then the strongest survive“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Context: If you say to me that men are so made that the strongest kicks the weakest in the teeth and then the strongest survive, and go on to argue that if you apply this to economics you will get a happy society, you have done an irreparable wrong as we know, as we have seen. On the morality of applying eugenic Darwinism to the social order. Jesus Rediscovered (1969, 1979), ch. XVII. A Dialogue with Roy Trevivian, Doubleday, New York, p. 203.[http://books.google.com/books?ei=xYd9VPDlHsaZNreOgYAC&id=yTwNAQAAMAAJ&dq=038514654X&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22kicks+the+weakest+in+the+teeth%22+][http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/mugridge/jred/jredcont.htm]

„The first thing I remember about the world — and I pray that it may be the last — is that I was a stranger in it.“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Context: The first thing I remember about the world — and I pray that it may be the last — is that I was a stranger in it. This feeling, which everyone has in some degree, and which is, at once, the glory and desolation of homo sapiens, provides the only thread of consistency that I can detect in my life. Apologia pro vita sua (1968)

„They ask for bread and we give them contraceptives!“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Context: You see, when I was young, people used to say the poor had too many children. Or, at the time of the famine in Ireland, they would say that the Irish had too many children. We were taking the food from Ireland, and the Irish were starving, and we said they were starving because they had too many children. Now we who are sated, who have to adopt the most extravagant and ridiculous devices to consume what we produce, while watching whole vast populations getting hungrier and hungrier, overcome our feelings of guilt by persuading ourselves that these others are too numerous, have too many children. They ask for bread and we give them contraceptives! In future history books it will be said, and it will be a very ignoble entry, that just at the moment in our history when we, through our scientific and technical ingenuity, could produce virtually as much food as we wanted to, just when we were opening up and exploring the universe, we set up a great whimpering and wailing, and said there were too many people in the world. It's pitiful. In response to the eugenic question, [http://books.google.com/books?id=pV0eAQAAIAAJ&q=%22eugenic+question%22+overpopulation&dq=%22eugenic+question%22+overpopulation&hl=en&sa=X&ei=V1hcVN_dH4aoyAS-94LADQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwBAWhat] "What about overpopulation?" Seeing Through the Eye: Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith (2005), Cecil Kuhne (Ed.), introduction by William F. Buckley, Jr., Ignatius Press, p. 227. [http://books.google.com/books?id=vTFa4eHUw4UC&pg=PA227&dq=%22when+I+was+young,+people+used+to+say+the+poor+had+too+many+children%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NXRQVOjiDcqAygTX2YCYBA&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22when%20I%20was%20young%2C%20people%20used%20to%20say%20the%20poor%20had%20too%20many%20children%22&f=false]

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„You see, when I was young, people used to say the poor had too many children“

— Malcolm Muggeridge
Context: You see, when I was young, people used to say the poor had too many children. Or, at the time of the famine in Ireland, they would say that the Irish had too many children. We were taking the food from Ireland, and the Irish were starving, and we said they were starving because they had too many children. Now we who are sated, who have to adopt the most extravagant and ridiculous devices to consume what we produce, while watching whole vast populations getting hungrier and hungrier, overcome our feelings of guilt by persuading ourselves that these others are too numerous, have too many children. They ask for bread and we give them contraceptives! In future history books it will be said, and it will be a very ignoble entry, that just at the moment in our history when we, through our scientific and technical ingenuity, could produce virtually as much food as we wanted to, just when we were opening up and exploring the universe, we set up a great whimpering and wailing, and said there were too many people in the world. It's pitiful. In response to the eugenic question, [http://books.google.com/books?id=pV0eAQAAIAAJ&q=%22eugenic+question%22+overpopulation&dq=%22eugenic+question%22+overpopulation&hl=en&sa=X&ei=V1hcVN_dH4aoyAS-94LADQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwBAWhat] "What about overpopulation?" Seeing Through the Eye: Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith (2005), Cecil Kuhne (Ed.), introduction by William F. Buckley, Jr., Ignatius Press, p. 227. [http://books.google.com/books?id=vTFa4eHUw4UC&pg=PA227&dq=%22when+I+was+young,+people+used+to+say+the+poor+had+too+many+children%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NXRQVOjiDcqAygTX2YCYBA&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22when%20I%20was%20young%2C%20people%20used%20to%20say%20the%20poor%20had%20too%20many%20children%22&f=false]

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