A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
I read these quotes from Francis Bacon a while ago, writing on the topic of atheism, and I wondered about it, particularly the second part. Does anyone experience that themselves?
I've read an awful lot of really bitter, twisted and nasty remarks from atheists towards theists about their beliefs being akin to belief in fairies or "sky fairy" or the like. Its always made me think that their homes must be a anything but a barrel of laughs, filled with story telling and much imagination. And given me more reason to think that I like the second quote from Bacon all the more.
Is there a relationship between atheism or its attendent cultural norms and decline in imagination or wonder or mystery?