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Dogmatic theological statements are neither logical propositions nor poetic utterances. They are ''shaggy dog'' stories; they have a point, but he who tries too hard to get it will miss it.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.

Author: Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

Profession: American Orator, Lawyer

Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.

Author: George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Profession: Scottish Novelist

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Author: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

Profession: American Novelist, Journalist, Poet

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.

Author: Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)

Profession: British Churchman, Writer

There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity's mind and were willing to reveal it.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

As the grace grows nearer my theology is growing strangely simple, and it begins and ends with Christ as the only Savior of the lost.

Author: Henry Benjamin Whipple

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