Faith in Quotes VIII

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.

— Thomas Aquinas

Posted on August 2, 2011, in Quotes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Héhéhé…I’m sure most religious people would like things to stay that way (well…that’s already changed, to some extent)…I mean, who would’ve thought that one day the claim that we were designed in our present forms would be shattered, centuries ago?…If things COULD forever stay “unseen”, religious claims remain unchecked, it’d be paradise, héhé, for apologists…but that’s not the way things work all the time, and I guess I’ll let Einstein say the rest; this is about quotes anyway…:

    “For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light but only in the dark, will of necessity lose its effect on mankind, with incalculable harm to human progress.”

    “It is this mythical, or rather this symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science. Thus, it is of vital importance for the preservation of true religion that such conflicts be avoided when they arise from subjects which, in fact, are not really essential for the pursuance of the religious aims. ”

    “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. “–Albert Einstein…

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