Quote of the Day 10-26-13 (H.L. Mencken)

Posted: October 26, 2013 in Quotations, Religion, Science
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H. L. Mencken, satirist, social critic, cynic,...

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“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 13th century.”

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report. Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations.

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