Christopher Langan quotes

  • I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible.
    -- Christopher Langan

    #Religious #Believe #Tools

  • To have a high IQ, you tend to specialize, think deep thoughts. You avoid trivia.
    -- Christopher Langan

    #Thinking #Deep Thought #Trivia

  • Everything begins as an internal reality and then is externalized through perception.
    -- Christopher Langan

    #Success #Reality #Perception

  • You cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you're willing to admit that it's both physical and mental in nature.
    -- Christopher Langan

    #Accuracy #Willing #Universe

  • So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education

  • The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.

  • The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.

  • Hope lies to mortals And most believe her, But man's deceiver Was never mine.

  • I'm still agnostic. But in the words of Elton Richards, I'm now a reverant agnostic. Which isn't an oxymoron, I swear. I now believe that whether or not there's a God, there is such a thing as sacredness. Life is sacred. The Sabbath can be a sacred day. Prayer can be a sacred ritual. There is something transcendent, beyond the everyday. It's possible that humans created this sacredness ourselves, but that doesn't take away from its power or importance.

  • Psychoanalysts believe that the only "normal" people are those who cause not trouble to either themselves or anyone else.

  • Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

  • Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn't important, creative satisfaction is

  • As the Internet breaks down the last justifications for a professional class of politicians, it also builds up the tools for replacing them.

  • I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.

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