Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Truth

"If there is a God, it's going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed."-Richard Dawkins, From a TIME magazine debate with Francis Collins (2006)

This quote should have created common ground in the religion v. science war, but why am I not surprised that it didn't?

6 comments:

Alpha:Omega said...

Snaps. Very cool, i like this.

Spencer Troxell said...

I thought it was a good quote. It surprised me.

Alpha:Omega said...

How so?

Spencer Troxell said...

Because people paint Dawkins as some kind of arrogant, close-minded, militant jerk, when in reality what he advocates is far more humble than the people who paint him that way (His stance: claim knowledge only of what we can actually prove. Theirs: Claim knowledge of things that are impossible to prove). Even though I know that characterization of him is wrong, it's still prevalent, so it rubs off.

Alpha:Omega said...

Yeah i think i like Dawkins. That quote is what i always thought. So basically if everyone would just listen to me....Haha. No good quote though.

Spencer Troxell said...

Another thing that is surprising about this quote (in a funny way) is that Dawkins gives a potential God more credit than many believers seem to. He appreciates what a game changer the discovery of a creator would be.