Quote of the day

This one is of unknown origin, though I found it in one of Daniel C. Dennett’s books.

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

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Yes, but what this elegantly glib formulation misses is that the answers, over time, can become answers to entirely different questions, so that, though the words stay the same, the content can come to mean whatever it needs to.

I like it, but I would substitute “poses” for “is” in that quote.

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