Latterly he had seen only Life, felt only the great passionate pulse of existence, unwarped, uncontorted, untrammelled by those creeds
which futilely attempt to check what wisdom would be content to regulate.
Let it be your task also to teach him our holy creed
. We have delayed long enough.
But the memory of the vision, the memory that abides forever within the seer made him say to her with the naive austerity of a convert awed by the touch of a new creed
, "You haven't the gift." He turned his back on her, leaving her completely mystified.
And that's not all--twenty years ago he would have found in that literature traces of conflict with authorities, with the creeds
of the ages; he would have perceived from this conflict that there was something else; but now he comes at once upon a literature in which the old creeds
do not even furnish matter for discussion, but it is stated baldly that there is nothing else--evolution, natural selection, struggle for existence--and that's all.
Grant endeavored to steer a middle course between the mystical doctrines of those sublimated creeds which daily involve their professors in the most absurd contradictions, and those fluent roles of moral government which would reduce the Saviour to a level with the teacher of a school of ethics.
“When we consider the great diversity of the human character, influenced as it is by education, by opportunity, and by the physical and moral conditions of the creature, my dear hearers,” he earnestly concluded “it can excite no surprise that creeds so very different in their tendencies should grow out of a religion revealed, it is true, but whose revelations are obscured by the lapse of ages, and whose doctrines were, after the fashion of the countries in which they were first promulgated, frequently delivered in parables, and in a language abounding in metaphors and loaded with figures.
He bolts down all events, all creeds
, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
were their schemes, their religions their nostrums, their philosophies their devices, by which they half-believed they would outwit the Noseless One and the Night.
As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds
a disease of the intellect.
This time Balboa's protege, Adonis Creed
(Michael B Jordan), gets to slug it out with a Russian fighter with links to his past.
That understanding is where Creed
II director Steven Caple Jr's seeming attempt to recreate the same tone misses the mark so glaringly.
After suffering a brutal beating at the hands of Viktor Drago in their first fight that he was goaded into participating in, Creed
managed to keep his title due to the dirty tactics of Drago meaning he was disqualified.