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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/1xhfeiwu  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/5pe8gunh  ·   Fair (114 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Chamfort, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ol3p8lvo  ·   Fair (928 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Guillermo Ramhorst

The truth is out there.

Chris Carter, The X Files, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/n0rywqhi  ·   Fair (156 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

Samuel Butler, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jw1vdna4  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Thomas Carlyle, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/lwykthro  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nature recycles itself. History repeats itself. Religion has faith in itself. Technology creates itself. Humanity loves itself.

Mark Putzke, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/reubvyyi  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ya1hwz5x  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o06tx1yn  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/c6jkeq5x  ·   Fair (811 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/b4tuds1y  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/1qmfwyu2  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/jwhevbgo  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/cclvohiw  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Data without generalization is just gossip.

Robert Pirsig, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/d0yrceio  ·   Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

Laurence J. Peter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/9rg2w8nc  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jwjgsgh3  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.

Mickey Mouse, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/8vmi9s0a  ·   Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/v2eioua3  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/iv0n7jxr  ·   Fair (468 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion