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To date, the firm conclusions of Project Blue Book are:
1. no unidentified flying object reported, investigated and evaluated
by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our
2. there has been no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air
Force that sightings categorized as UNIDENTIFIED represent
technological developments or principles beyond the range of
present-day scientific knowledge; and
3. there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized
as UNIDENTIFIED are extraterrestrial vehicles.
- the summary of Project Blue Book, an Air Force study of UFOs from 1950
to 1965, as quoted by James Randi in Flim-Flam!
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Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their
hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt,
without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only
in the God idea, not God Himself.
- Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher and writer
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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Kahlil Gibran
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Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.
- Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian
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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
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If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit
in my name at a Swiss Bank.
- Woody Allen
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I cannot affirm God if I fail to affirm man. Therefore, I affirm both.
Without a belief in human unity I am hungry and incomplete. Human unity
is the fulfillment of diversity. It is the harmony of opposites. It is
a many-stranded texture, with color and depth.
- Norman Cousins
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To downgrade the human mind is bad theology.
- C. K. Chesterton
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...difference of opinion is advantageious in religion. The several sects
perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity
attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the
introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned;
yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.
- Thomas Jefferson, "Notes on Virginia"
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Life is a process, not a principle, a mystery to be lived, not a problem to
- Gerard Straub, television producer and author (stolen from Frank Herbert??)