Get thee behind me, Sagan!

IDEA: “The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge.” -Carl Sagan, Cosmos (TV Series).

QUOTE: “There is a temptation for the writer or the teacher of Church history to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful.” –Boyd K. Packer, The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect, 22 August 1981. [source]

CMMENTARY: If you have the truth, you needn’t fear the facts. If you claim to have the truth and are afraid of the facts, then maybe you don’t really have the truth. Truth withstands scrutiny. If your religious leaders tell you that information is dangerous, that should tell you something about your religion. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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