Why is this statement contradictory to King Solomon’s Wisdom?
I read this Marie dame Curie statement: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate her statement to the wisdom of King Solomon is an oxymoron.
Definition of oxymoron
: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (such as cruel kindness)broadly : something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
For through wisdomb your days will be multiplied,
and years will be added to your life.
If you are wise, you are wise to your own advantage;
but if you scoff, you alone will bear the consequences. (Proverbs 9: 10-12)
Death of Marie Curie
According to: This French source gives as context Marie Curie’s discovery that she had cancer. The second sentence does not easily share that context, so the Webmaster believes it is solely the words of Glenn T. Seaborg, belonging only as a concluding remark to his article.
Marie Curie died on July 4, 1934, of aplastic anemia, believed to be caused by prolonged exposure to radiation.
What’s My Point?
This post in no way is meant to judge the talents or accomplishments of the Nobel Prize Curie or her religious beliefs.
My point is only to compare her statement to King Solomon’s, that to fear God is the beginning of wisdom.
In My Opinion
Once we understand the meaning of fear of the Lord in the context of King Solomon’s wisdom and the Bible, we will understand the Lord’s love and wisdom for both living or dying during our limited lifespans on earth.
Read the Source Links below.
Was Curies statement an oxymoron?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Marie Curie Quotations
Marie Curie – The Hollowverse
King Solomon, Why Fear of the Lord?