sexta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2005

American heroes (1.5): Thomas Jefferson

«To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise... without plunging into the fathomless abyss of dreams and phantasms. I am satisfied, and sufficiently occupied with the things which are, without tormenting or troubling myself about those which may indeed be, but of which I have no evidence.»

(Thomas Jefferson, numa carta a John Adams, em 1820; um parágrafo que poderia ser assinado por qualquer agnóstico.)

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