Inversions

Religious texts are meaningless. That is why they are deeply meaningful.

Religious truths are ever-changing, endlessly adaptable. That is why they are timeless and immutable.

Religions promise Everything. That is why they do not have to deliver.

Religious insights are inexpressible. That is why believers never stop talking.

The gods are absurd. That is why they are immortal.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06394155516712665665 CyberKitten

    Ignorance is Strength…..?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11399828220100913111 UnBeguiled

    I love it when I can get a theologian to say that human beings can have no knowledge of God. Cuz then I can tell him to shut up about it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15575410885851841473 Baconsbud

    I like these and when you look from outside religion you can see this. To bad most people are afraid to stand outside their beliefs and look in.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04945322996702374674 Unacceptable Since 1945

    I suggest that you glean some understanding of English. For a start immutable indicates no change while you're indicating an evolution of religious thought. You can't have both in one sentence and make any type of sence.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11257413071410114611 Jason S

    LOL at Unacceptable Since 1945.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08479185626243926907 Hesiodos

    Sounds kinda like Zen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06716404087807846087 Tony

    Good stuff. Zen starts from the premise of "Shut up!", which is why, after years of reading about world religions, I tossed out the books.

    Towers of Babble indeed. And it is All. Right. Here. Now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12963476276106907984 Sabio Lantz

    Fun aphorisms, but evidence seems to point at the fact that most successful myths are remembered and spread best if most of the myth makes sense except for a few salient points.


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