1. 10

    If there is a God that has special plans for humans, then He has taken very great pains to hide His concern for us. To me it would seem impolite if not impious to bother such a God with our prayers.

    32
  2. 9

    The whole history of the last thousands of years has been a history of religious persecutions and wars, pogroms, jihads, crusades. I find it all very regrettable, to say the least.

    38
  3. 8

    One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment.

    44
  4. 7

    I think one of the great historical contributions of science is to weaken the hold of religion. That's a good thing.

    48
  5. 6

    How strange it would be if the final theory were to be discovered in our lifetimes! The discovery of the final laws of nature will mark a discontinuity in human intellectual history, the sharpest that has occurred since the beginning of modern science in the seventeenth century. Can we now imagine what that would be like?

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  6. 5

    All logical arguments can be defeated by the simple refusal to reason logically

    52
  7. 4

    It does not matter whether you win or lose, what matters is whether I win or lose!

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  8. 3

    Science doesn't make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible not to believe in God

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  9. 2

    A physicist friend of mine once said that in facing death, he drew some consolation from the reflection that he would never again have to look up the word "hermeneutics" in the dictionary.

    91
  10. 1

    With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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  11. Last Update: 8 February 2023

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