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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
     —  Friedrich Nietzsche
[Because “faith” in and of itself requires no proof.  —  KMAB]
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The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything.  Once God   —  or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance…  logic can be happily tossed out the window.
      —  Stephen King
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Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
   ―  J. K. Rowling
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The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models.  By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena.  The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.
   —  John von Neumann
The mathematician is dependent on what is quantitative, on everything that can be determined by number and measurement, and so, in a certain sense, on the universe in its outwardly recognizable form.  If, however, we contemplate this, in so far as we are endowed with this capacity, with all our intellect and all our powers, we realize that quantity and quality must be looked upon as the two poles of visible being; which is also why the mathematician raises the language of his formulas high enough, in so far as this is possible, to include the immeasurable world together with the measurable and calculable world.  And now everything appears tangible, within reach and mechanical, and he comes to be suspected of secret atheism, in that he, as it seems, believes he can also grasp what is most incomprehensible of all, what we call God, and therefore seems to be relinquishing the idea of God’s special or pre-eminent being.
   —  Goethe
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The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
  ―  Mark Twain
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Faith and doubt both are needed — not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
      —  Lillian Smith
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2014 Sitting?
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There is something Pagan in me that I cannot shake off.  In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
     —  Lord Byron
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