Quotes: theologians

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  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    I am baffled by the way sophisticated theologians who know Adam and Eve never existed still keep talking about it.
  • Arthur Peacocke
    Arthur Peacocke
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    In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution.
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius Erasmus
    Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-1536
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    It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
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    Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-1814
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    To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    Daniel J. Boorstin
    American historian 1914-
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    We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
  • Whatever theologians may choose to assert, it is certain that mankind at large has far more virtue than vice.
    Source: History of civilization
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