Monday, January 17, 2005

Big god, little god

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed.' Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'

Carl Sagan --Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space (cited in The Daily Philosophical Quotation, 17 Jan)

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