When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
- Robert Pirsig
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we know and understand while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.