Fear, Blind Faith, Ignorance, Education, Science, Cowardice and Courage.
Many people are persuaded, or forced, to accept blind-faith based in fear. Some are so afraid that they cannot find enough courage to debunk the junk and face facts. Increasing numbers of everyday people no longer want to know truths which may be too terrible to bear.
But the struggle continues.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist“
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon
“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin
“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
― Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
“It seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does
not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death,
and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” Albert Einstein
Faith… Must be enforced by reason…
When faith becomes blind it dies.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
― Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Collected Works
“It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Isaac Asimov
“Education is a system of imposed ignorance.”
― Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant
― Walter Cronkite
is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
― Malcolm X
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
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