There's a mystical strain in every country, and eclipses are likely to bring that out.
The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
Natural selection is anything but random.
If you think about it, 534 members of the U.S. Congress cannot all be religious. That's just statistical nonsense. Many of them are quite well-educated.
The state of Israel seems to owe its very existence to the American Jewish vote, while at the same time consigning the non-religious to political oblivion.
I'm not a good observer. I'm not proud of it.
By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
Something pretty mysterious had to give rise to the origin of the universe.
I guess the Democrats have to pretend to be more pious than the Republicans because they are under suspicion of not being.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
If saying that religion should be a private matter and should not have special influence in public life is illiberal, then 74% of U.K. Christians are illiberal, too.
I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.
The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.
I do understand people when they say that you destroy the magic of childhood if you encourage too much skeptical questioning.
I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.
My thoughts, my beliefs, my feelings are all in my brain. My brain is going to rot.
Either Jesus had a father, or he didn't. The question is a scientific one, and scientific evidence, if any were available, would be used to settle it.
A good scientific theory is one which is falsifiable, which has not been falsified.
Segregation has no place in the education system.
Why did humans lose their body hair? Why did they start walking on their hind legs? Why did they develop big brains? I think that the answer to all three questions is sexual selection.