Dumber than dumb (Gregory the Great)

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I had to :lol: when I read this one:

For just as Sacred Scripture consists of words and its meaning, so too a picture consists of colours and its subject matter. And he is dumber than dumb who pays such close attention to the colours of the picture that he ignores the subject depicted!

Gregory the Great, Exposition on the Song of Songs (594-98), trans. Mark DelCogliano (Collegeville MN: Liturgical Press, 2012), pp 110-11.
 
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