Science and Religion
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.