Quote #19

“Religion is a myth we have invented to explain the inexplicable. [The universe] is so beyond comprehension.  What does it all mean – if it has any meaning at all? … I think anyone who suggests that they have the answer is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.”

Hugh Hefner

From The Quotable Atheist by Jack Huberman

[I think this realization was a big turning point in my deconversion.  I stopped listening to people who told me they had answers to things that they couldn’t possibly know. I realized everyone on the planet was a human just like me and didn’t have some inside scoop that I didn’t have in regards to the big questions.  So I started listening to the scientists who tell me what they know, what they don’t know, and what they are in the process of learning.]

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