Having “little taste for the otherworldly speculations of dogmatic theology,” Wagner wrote his most powerful music in his “Ring” years, when he was an Atheist.
In an earlier age, a Deist of Pope’s beliefs would have been tried and either burned or hanged for impiety. Today, no longer having the power to do that, they embrace him as a “Catholic poet.”
Mill said he believed in a “probable God,” or a “limited liability God,” but disbelieved in miracles and immortality.
“I think of myself as an agnostic, but an agnostic is really a cowardly atheist,” said Terkel.
“God was invented to explain mystery,” says Feynman. “Now, when you finally discover how something works, you don’t need him anymore.”
Marcus Aurelius (121) It was on this date, April 26, year 121, the 16th Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was born Marcus Annius Verus, the son of Annius Verus and nephew of Emperor Antoninus Pius, who adopted him in 138.…