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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpg"Faith is the surrender of the mind; it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals.  It's our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me.  Of all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated."

OK . . .  Who said that?  Please no cheating or google searches.  Please leave your guess in the comments section. 

Reader Comments (21)

Richard Dawkins?
April 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua L.
my guess is richard dawkins, too.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Weaver
Dawkins or P.Z. Myers.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael A. Vickers
I was going to say Dawkins as well, or Hitchens or others of that camp.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Vellenga
Oprah Winfrey speaking to her New Age gurus.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Does Dawkins get translated into American? (Seriously; "skepticism" is the US spelling, "scepticism" is the UK spelling.) As a compromise, how's about Christopher Hitchens?
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, or Sam Harris
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C. Quillman
I say Richie Dawkins too.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpresbyterian_keith
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM_MAn
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertiminater
The statement is neither very unique nor very intelligent and it has probably been uttered by countless smug pseudo-intellectuals. My guess is one of the new atheist poster boys.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrent Emerson
Sounds like Hitchens to me. He's British and he's an atheist, two reasons to be snide.
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJimmyJamf
Christopher Hitchens
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S.
Ayn Rand?
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBryan
"Ayn Rand?"

Her mouthpiece, John Galt, somewhere in his 70 page speech that everyone skips? :-)
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
This venting about faith sounds like the humanist polemicist, Christopher Hitchens, probably from his antitheist book,"God is not Great."
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterECHock
Sounds like Hitchens to me too. Now who said this:

'Faith is the volitional assent to understood propositions'?
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Taylor
Hitchens or maybe Dan Barker?
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterproslogion
Carl Sagan?
April 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWyldeirishman
At first I thought it was Sartre, translated by an American, then I recognized who it was.

He/She is already on here, if I may say that.
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

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