Sunday, November 27, 2005

The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. To be sure, theology is always yielding a little to the progress of knowledge, and only a Holy Roller in the mountains of Tennessee would dare to preach today what the popes preached in the thirteenth century.-- H. L. Mencken, Minority Report (1956), quoted from James A. Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief

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