May 15, 2007

Delusions of Insufficient Grandeur

Everyone is an atheist for most gods.

Every "Believer" Disbelieves in every god but the one they were raised to believe in.

Pure Atheists just go one god further than a "believer".

Carl Sagan:

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.' A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.


pissed off patricia said...

Sagan was a wise man. We sure could use a lot more like him.

supergirlest said...

oh, i'am SO stealing that - everyone is an atheist for most gods!!! never thought about it that way before!

sagan rocked.

mirth said...

Oh! I agree! Sagan's comment is one of the best I have ever read about the fundies.