Orthodox Quotes

People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy. It was sanity: and to be sane is more dramatic than to be mad… The orthodox Church never took the tame course or accepted the conventions; the […]

Not only does “orthodox” no longer mean being right, it practically means being wrong.

The business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through hell.

Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin.

I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.

Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous pit of a spurious conservatism.

Men who are “orthodox” when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.

When orthodoxy is optional, it will sooner or later be proscribed.

Fanatic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are not sure that we are doubly sure.

How could you have a slogan like “freedom is slavery” when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.