A Little Noise

April 26, 2014

You can’t win by shouting

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — snoyes @ 12:22 pm

…denunciations of moral turpitude only harden the hearts of men who ask for the bread of evidence and receive stones in the shape of insults.

…all attempts on the part of religion to confute the “skeptic” by purely intellectual methods are worse than useless. There is no intellectual short cut to the Christian faith…. It is not because men love the truth, but because they hate their enemies, that in things religious they desire to have what they call an overwhelming preponderance of argument on their side of the question, the possession of which enables them to treat their opponents as knaves or fools or both.

Fowle, Rev. T. W. “Science and Immortality.” Popular Science May 1872. Google Books Web. 26 Apr. 2014.

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