Sunday, April 16, 2017

An Enigma on Man - Part I, Verse 6

1 comment:

Big Myk said...

I have cited this line from George Santayana before (it's one of my favorites), but it bears repeating in connection with Verse 6:

Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon's that "a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram... he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them.