Thursday, 17 April 2014

Basil of Caesarea on the folly of reincarnation

“avoid the nonsense of those arrogant philosophers who do not blush to liken their soul to that of a dog; who say that they have been formerly themselves women, shrubs, fish. Have they ever been fish?  I do not know; but I do not fear to affirm that in their writings they show less sense than fish.” 

– Basil of Caesarea in Hexaemeron, Homily XIII

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