On prayer and God by Ivan Illich


AuthorIvan Illich (1926 - 2002)
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There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Ivan Illich (1926 - 2002)

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Quotations from Ivan Illich:

 A good educational system should have three purposes: it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at anytime in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know to find those who want to learn it from them; and finally, furnish all who want to present an issue to the public with the opportunity to make their challenge known.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)

 Learned and leisurely hospitality is the only antidote to the stance of deadly cleverness that is acquired in the professional pursuit of objectively secured knowledge. I remain certain that the quest for truth cannot thrive outside the nourishment of mutual trust flowering into a commitment to friendship.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)

 Learning from programmed information always hides reality behind a screen.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)

 There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)

 In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)
Tools for Conviviality 

 Together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.

Ivan Illich, (1926 - 2002)
Deschooling Society 

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