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In isolated societies creeds can be preserved. It is where people of different traditions, outlook and creeds mingle freely and read more

In isolated societies creeds can be preserved. It is where people of different traditions, outlook and creeds mingle freely and exchange ideas that religious beliefs begin to be eroded. No one changes his beliefs without some instigation, some novel experience, some modification of the customary course of things, and in a closed society people believe what all their fellows obviously believe. Only when they are brought into contact with persons whom they respect holding different views do they begin to look at their inherited beliefs critically.

by G.a. Wells Found in: Religion / beliefs Quotes,
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Creation science is an attempt to give credibility to Hebrew mythology by making people believe that the world's foremost biologists, read more

Creation science is an attempt to give credibility to Hebrew mythology by making people believe that the world's foremost biologists, paleontologists, and geologists are a bunch of incompetent nincompoops.

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The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be: But when he got well, a wolf once more was read more

The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be: But when he got well, a wolf once more was he.

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The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working farmer, it will thrive and grow up to read more

The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed it is; and accordingly its fruits will be God-nature. Pear seeds grow into pear trees, nut seeds into nut trees, and God-seed into God.

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There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when read more

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner read more

But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

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If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.

If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.

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Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.

Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.

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I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

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