|Karlheinz Deschner, died April the 8. 2014 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlhein…|
My skepticism keeps me from becoming a fanatic, which is something no faith has ever achieved.
I am most susceptible to doubt. I doubt everything, even my doubt. I believe little and even that not entirely. Skepticism for me is not one of the "fine arts" but a part of my existence.
-Rather to die in absolute doubt than to die in euphoria at the price of a lie.
-All through life I've gotten into trouble which I had been able to foresee, and the more astute I became, all the more difficult became my situation, as if there were a connection here.
-The Christians wrested the Old Testament out of the hands of the Jews and used it as a weapon against them. The belief in their own selection by God was turned into an expression of the absolute and exclusive position of Christianity, and Jewish Messianism was twisted into the doctrine of Christ's return.
-"I would rather err with the majority than in my own way." So thought St Augustine. I am of the reverse opinion.
-The Christian takes Christianity for something it never was: the teachings of Jesus.