10th August 2008

“Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the human mind.”

John A. Hutchinson

One Response to “10th August 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    The godbots do not think so. It is all they expect.

    Faith [as expressed in Hebrews 11, verse 1] is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

    Sam Harris: “While believing strongly, without evidence, is considered a mark of madness or stupidity in any other area of our lives, faith in God still holds immense prestige in our society. Religion is the one area of our discourse where it is considered noble to pretend to be certain about things no human being could possibly be certain about.”

    H. L. Mencken goes straight to the point: “A man full of [shall we say, ‘unthinking’] faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill.”