From The Imaginative Conservative
By David Wester
The Angelic Doctor began with it.
Hundreds followed, yes; but first, this question.
For us, though? Now? Oh, it’s not even fit
To consider—at best, a digression.
He called it philosophical science.
His first videtur is our modern creed.
We shout it loud in angry defiance:
“Of further knowledge? No!—we have no need!”
And his sed contra (we surely confess)
Must be the weakest form of argument:
An appeal to authority no less!—
It’s a feeble crutch, an effort ill-spent.
But by his respondeo, we are awed:
He said thus: We are directed to God.
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