Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets.
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Freedom of speech is a particularly American tenet.
The week before he came, we’d had a famous theologian whose words sent the students scurrying to their rooms to hassle half the night. But Caleb was like a cool wind from the north... No great theological problems. No debatable tenets. He spoke simply of...