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15 March, 2012

Fear believes - courage doubts

"Fear believes - courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays - courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism - courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science."

Talk:Doubt - Wikiquote

This stuck me for some reason.  Conservatives and the religious fear change, believe in the comforting myths, fear the out group, believe in the in group, fear loss of control, believe in social rules.  The couragous doubts the myths, are curious of others, challenge themselves, embrace adventure and the rule of reason.

1 comment:

  1. :-) I own this now. I purchased it in April in time for SkeptiCalCon.