22nd June 2008

“The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic.”

Bertrand Russell1872 – 1970

One Response to “22nd June 2008”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    How very true!

    When I read over this for the first time, though, I read “Persuasion is used in theology, not in arithmetic.” Ironically, my mis-read is also another truism which is precisely explained by the original statement concerning ‘savage controversies’.

    Both examples are very sad, indeed.