Английский биолог, писатель, популяризатор науки, философ, один из
создателей и первый генеральный директор ЮНЕСКО, активист охраны окружающей среды;
"The sense of spiritual relief which comes from rejecting the idea of God as a
supernatural being is enormous."
"We should be agnostic about those things for which there is
no evidence. We should not
hold beliefs merely because they gratify our desires for afterlife, immortality, heaven,
"Earlier religions and belief-systems were largely adaptations to
cope with man's ignorance and fears, with the result that they came to concern
themselves primarily with stability of attitude. But the need today is for a belief
system adapted to cope with his knowledge and his creative possibilities; and this
implies the capacity to meet, inspire, and guide change. ... The primary function
of any [belief] system today must be to utilize all available knowledge in giving
guidance and encouragement for the continuing adventure of human development." Religion without Revelation.