There is a long interesting discussion going on between a few of my fellow Bloggers about ‘Belief’.
Thought you might like to know what some other great thinkers might have commented.
“A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism,but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion”
Francis Bacon 1561-1626
“By night an atheist half believes in God”
Edward Young 1683-1765
” There lives more faith in honest doubt,
believe me,than in half the creeds.”
Alfred,Lord Tennyson 1809-92
” Man is a credulous animal,and must believe in something:in the absence of good grounds for belief,he will be satisfied with bad ones”
Bertrand Russell 1872-1970
” She (my Grandmother) believed in nothing,only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.”
Jean-Paul Sartre 1905-1980
“There is a lot to be said in the Decade of Evangelism for believing more and more in less and less”
Bishop John Yates 1925-
“Just when we are safest,there is a sunset touch,
A fancy from a flower bell, someones death,
A chorus ending from Euripedes-
And that’s enough for fifty hopes and fears
As old and new at once as Nature’s self…..
The grand Perhaps”
Robert Browning 1812-89