I don't like doing interviews. There is always the problem of being misquoted or, what's even worse, of being quoted exactly.
Often misquoted as " Credo quia absurdum. " Often quoted as "It is so extraordinary that it must be true." Two lines from De Carne Christi have often become conflated into the statement: "Credo quia impossibile" (I believe it because it is impossible), which can be perceived as a distortion of the actual arguments that Tertullian was making.
The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.carl van doren
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