Quote of the Day

The Faith, sculpted in stone from Badajoz in 1...

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From “How Did God Get Started?

But faith is also a mobile citadel, a portable fortress. Having evolved precisely to occupy the territory inaccessible to reason, faith evolved mechanisms to move fluidly with the boundaries of that territory, or, as with apocalypticism, to blithely revise its truth claims about the imminent end of the world as fast as they’re discredited by the world’s contrarian perseverence. Faith’s quicksilver essence can never be rationally pinned down: the harder you press, the faster it squirts out from under your finger. Like the alien monster in countless movies, faith only gets stronger every time you shoot at it.

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Have you ever read Oryx and Crake? In fictional terms, the character monologues the beginning of God as he describes a group of clones.

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