In that case, all who accept a revelation without professing to understand its content would require to be ranked as mystics; the fierce sincerity of Tertullian's credo quia ab-' surdum, Pascal's reconciliation of contradictions in Jesus Christ, and Bayle's half-sneering subordination of reason to faith would all be marks of this standpoint.
Only in minor details do contradictions emerge.
The abrupt contradictions to which such development leads of necessity compels revision of the principle itself.
Baffled by contradictions or absurdities.
The character of Hadrian exhibits a mass of contradictions, well summed up by Spartianus (14.11).