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Niebuhr og Obama

Árni Svanur @ 20.49 6/4/08

Reinhold Niebuhr sem kenndi m.a. við Union Theological Seminary í New York er uppáhalds guðfræðingur Obama, skv. Chris Scharen. Í viðtali við blaðamann New York Times (sem Scharen vitnar til) sagði Obama m.a. um Niebuhr:

I take away the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard, and not swinging from naïve idealism to bitter realism.

(vísun frá C. Peterson)

url: http://arni.annall.is/2008-04-06/niebuhr-og-obama/


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