I do not see 'truth' as 'vulgar', but I can see it as non-validating.
At times I wonder of 'faith' is that last stand against raw fact. Like a frog grabing the throat of a large bird before the frog is consumed, that last act of defiance, before reality settles the issue of delusions of immortality.
I agree that atheists need to get their houses in order before arrogantly claiming they have superior logical faculties. I know an atheist that believes in spirits and I bump into anti-vaccers on the net.
The anti-vacciners I run into tend to be Religious Right Wing nuts..
It is possible that atheism is in some cases just as faith based as a religion would be. At the same time, it requires a whole heck of a lot more effort to continue to say “No” when saying “Yes” is so much more popular. Even further beyond that, there are a great many people who just can’t be bothered to care about the religious debate and just want everyone involved to just stfu and get on with their lives.
Write whatever you like; the quotable will come
So many brilliant quotes. Sparks that illuminate, maybe set ablaze a mind ready for them.
So good to read, but I pointedly avoid them when writing:
1. No use making my prose, by comparison, more everyday than it is.
2. The quotable (as aphorism) cannot be manufactured -- it comes on its own.
Who can equal Nietzsche (in good translation)? A great artist with humor. Surprised?
A little girl asked her mother,
-- “Is it true that God is everywhere?”
-- “Yes, he is.”
-- “Well, I think that is indecent.”
-- Nietzsche The gay science 2nd ed 1887 preface