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A few centuries ago the priests said to their followers: The other world is above you; it is just beyond where you see. Afterward, the astronomer with his telescope looked, and asked the priests: Where is the world of which you speak? And the priests replied: It has receded – it is just beyond where you see.

As long as there is “a beyond,” there is room for the priests’ world. Theology is the geography of this beyond.

Between the Christian and the Agnostic there is the difference of assertion and question – between “There is a God” and “Is there a God?” The Agnostic has the arrogance to admit his ignorance, while the Christian from the depths of humility impudently insists that he knows.

– RGI

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