[Ads-l] "Rearranging Their Prejudices" Quote

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Sep 20 14:35:07 EDT 2016


Is "one clever preacher" Dr. [of Divinity] X?  Now can you come up with his name?


Joel


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And this takes it back to 1911.  From the Los Angeles Daily Times (Dec. 23, 1911) (Newspapers.com):  ""You think you are thinking, when really you are only rearranging your prejudices," said one clever preacher to another"


John Baker



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Here's an antedating to September 1918.

Title: Biblical World
Issue: September 1918
volume 52 (LII)
number 2
p. 140

[begin excerpt]
Thinking is facing the new world in a new temper. At a reception a
gentleman remarked, as he looked over toward a Doctor of Divinity who
seemed deep in solitary meditation apart from the crowd, "Dr. X seems to be
thinking deeply!" "No, indeed," replied the friend, "Dr. X is not thinking;
he is just rearranging his prejudices."
[end excerpt]

URL:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044105219372;view=1up;seq=172


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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
wrote:

> In the Yale Book of Quotations, 1st edition, I list the following
> quotation under Knute Rockne:
>
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> Most men, when they think they are thinking, are merely rearranging their
> prejudices.
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> Quoted in Reader's Digest, Oct. 1927
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> While working on the 2nd edition of the YBQ, I have realized that this
> quote was undoubtedly around before Rockne.  I would welcome any citations
> or leads pushing it back in time.  Probably "rearranging their prejudices",
> "rearrange their prejudices", "rearranging his prejudices," etc. are the
> key phrases to search for.
>
>
> Fred Shapiro
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