Friday, May 11, 2012

reading "Doubt"

Some quotes:

"In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides" - Heinrich Heine (p 346)

"The Atheist says to the honest conscientious believer, Though I cannot believe in your God whom you have failed to demonstrate, I believe in man; if I have no faith in your religion I have faith, unbounded, unshaken faith in the principles of right, of justice, and humanity. Whatever good you are willing to do for the sake o your God, I am full as willing to do for the sake of man." Ernestine Rose (p 387)

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