"Thinking for ourselves is quite dangerous..
Would it not, rather, be prudent to seek the Lord and Live?"
'Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.'
'Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.'
'There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.'
And last but not least:
'So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.'
Smart man, that Bertrand. With the emphasis on smart. One more reason why the world would be an infinitely better place if fundies didn't exist?:
"Thinking for ourselves is quite dangerous.."
Then why bother having a brain? Just have a lobotomy then. Eliminate the need for coping with this complicated world, which makes the brainmeats all hurty.
"Would it not, rather, be prudent to seek the Lord"
If that's what you & your ilk desire so much, and you lot 'hate this world' even more, Zeena, why not accelerate that process: drink the Kool-Aid.