Thursday, November 5, 2020
For example the very existence of a god. The consensus Gentium and especially Hominum can amount only to an absurdity. Against it, there is no consensus omnium sapientium whatever, on any point, with the exception of which Goethe's verse speaks: “All greatest sages to all-new wisdom must look upon fools. As creatures who are never the better for schools.” Stated without rhyme or metre and adapted to our case: the consensus sapientium is to the effect that the consensus Gentium amounts to an absurdity.