Advice for Those Buying a Used Religion

A few years ago, I wrote a post with the title “Advice for Those Buying a Used Religion.” The title was inspired by an analogy Carl Sagan makes in his book The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, which is essentially a transcript of his Gifford Lectures. I thought it was time someone turned his words into one of these internet quote images. And rather than just offer one, I thought I would make two, so that you can choose and share whichever you like most.


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  • William J E Dempsey

    Looks good.

  • Just Sayin’

    Doesn’t he look smug!

  • Leo O’Bannon

    I think that would include his own skepticism not to mention that his cosmology was mucked up and proven so.

  • FredClark

    Most of us, of course, didn’t go out and buy the first used car we owned. We inherited it from our parents with no say in the selection. …

  • contantlysearching

    i love these.