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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799+1
Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
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.
American writer and criticus 1932-0
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
American journalist and critic 1880-19560
For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-0
I am baffled by the way sophisticated theologians who know Adam and Eve never existed still keep talking about it.
In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution.
Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-15360
It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
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
American science fiction writer 1907-19880
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
French nobleman, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer 1740-18140
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
American historian 1914-0
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