"From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery"
- John Henry Newman
About this Quote
John Henry Newman's quote talks to the significance of dogma in his faiths. He mentions that from the age of fifteen, dogma has actually been the basic principle of his religion and that he knows no other religion. He further specifies that he can not participate in the concept of any other sort of religion, which religion, as a mere sentiment, is to him a dream and a mockery. This quote speaks with the value of dogma in his religious beliefs, and how it has belonged of his life since a young age. It likewise speaks to his hesitation to accept any other form of faith, and his belief that faith should be based on dogma instead of belief. This quote is a testimony to the strength of Newman's spiritual convictions and his commitment to his faith.
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