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|Eleonora Duse (1859-1924) Italian actress See Brown on CRITICISM; O'Neill on |
TRAGEDY; Hall on WRITERS Theology Theology is the effort to explain the
unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
|The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is |
right and what is wrong. All human progress ... “Theology: An effort to explain the
unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.”—ibid. “The curse of
|Will Durant (1885–1981) Ignorance is strength. george orwell, 1984 Theology is |
the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. H. l.
Mencken (1880–1956) Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its
|Georgia Sothern”, Mencken coined a word “more dignified than strip teaser” to |
describe such practitioners: ecdysiast, which still pops up now and again as a ...
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing
|Efforts to understand theology are hopeless, he insists. ... Theologians can |
persuade themselves of anything. ... calls H. L. Mencken to testify: “For centuries,
theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-
|It is easier for him to concur with Mencken that "Theology is the effort to explain |
the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing."19 Pinker's explanation of the
universal appearance of religion builds on other received ideas that religious ...
|Mencken the skeptic defined theology as the "effort to explain the unknowable by |
putting it in terms of the not worth knowing." "It is a sin to believe evil of others,"
jibed the classicist who laughed at the notion of humankind's perfectibility, "but it
|Anybody who is incapable of learning has taken the teaching to become master. |
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in the term of not worth knowing
because one can't understand it. Time: that which man is trying to kill when he is
|“Theology,” he sneered, “is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the |
not worth knowing.” It's ironic that one of his best-known, most widely circu- lated
quotes is his definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, ...
|Theology: An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms ofthe not |
worth knowing. I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to
mankind—that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side