Sunday, April 7, 2013

Herbert J Muller

Science remains the author of our major problem, in its gift of tremendous power that has been terribly abused; but for the wise use of this power we need more, not less, of the objective dispassionate scientific spirit. For our philosophical purposes we need more of its integrity and its basic humility, its respect at once for the fact and the mystery.

Religion can no longer rest its claims on a dogmatic supernaturalism, because any dogma that is irreconcilable with tested knowledge must be rejected. . . . [One] sentence . . . sums up the dark and deadly pages of Christian history: “If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.”

 - Herbert J Muller

Herbert J Muller

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