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In contrast to the herd of independent thinkers, here is a portion of a letter written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German martyr who was executed in Flossenberg concentration camp on April 9, 1945, just days before it would be liberated by the Allies. He was well aware that he spoke in contradiction to the dogmas of the day, against the prevailing ethos, and into the deafening stupidity about which no reason could reason.

As we enter Lent this Ash Wednesday, may we have ears to hear, may our own stupidity be enlightened, and may our defences be overcome:

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Credit to “Seagullanding” where this was posted.

As the Proverb goes:

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will become like him yourself.

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