BPR Quote of the Day: “Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants”

“WITH the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents. Our knowledge of science has clearly outstripped our capacity to control it. We have many men of science; too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Man is stumbling blindly through a spiritual darkness while toying with the precarious secrets of life and death. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”

General Omar Bradley 

Armistice Day speech, 1948

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3 Responses to BPR Quote of the Day: “Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants”

  1. Pingback: Shock Corridor (1963): Trapped Film Series No. 5 | Pangolin Blues

  2. Fantastic quote Arlen. I’m saving it for a rainy day.

    Best, Gary

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