Wish I'd said that - September 13, 2015

“Our concern is with the search for truth. A religious belief can do all sorts of things for us – it can sustain us in life and in the approach of death; it can provide a thread of meaning in what would otherwise be a labyrinth of inanity – but it cannot do these things with integrity unless it is founded on the truth. I have great sympathy with David Pailin when he says that ‘Attempts to defend theism by ignoring the question of truth… are fundamentally atheistic. They worship human wishes rather than ultimate reality.’… The religious believer wishes to be found in the company of honest inquirers and not of polemicists for a cause.”

John Polkinghorne The Faith of a Physicist.

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