Rowan Williams on cynicism and scepticism

rowan-williams‘… I think cynicism is one of the worst things that can afflict a society. Scepticism, the capacity to ask tough questions and not allow people to get away with things is healthy in a society. Cynicism, which simply assumes the worst and assumes that there’s nothing you can do about it except throw blame around in an endless kind of ‘paint-balling riot’ – that’s no use to anybody’. – Rowan Williams, ‘Interview with Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme ahead of G20 summit’, Tuesday 31 March 2009.

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