I am just reading James P Carse’s book ‘The Religious Case Against Belief ‘ and it starts with three quotes that I think throw interesting light on religion and belief and also incorporate the idea of multiple perspectives of this blog. More on the rest of the book when I have read it.
‘If God held all truth in his right hand and in his left the everlasting striving after truth, so that I could always and everlastingly be mistaken, and said to me: ‘Choose’, with humility I would pick the left and say: ‘Father, grant me that. Absolute truth is for the alone.’
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
‘To believe is to know that one believes, and to know that one believes is no longer to believe’.
‘God said it. I believe it. End of discussion.’
I would add:
‘The map is not the territory’