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Paul VI audience hall | Vatican City 2017 | photo: Filippo Monteforte

The pious pretense that god does exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing — Aleister Kopley

Conformity — the natural instinct to passively yield to that vague something recognized as the pope — Mark Kopjes

What do we mean by “faith” or “religion”? And how do billions of neurons achieve them? These are complete mysteries. Admittedly, cognitive neuroscientists are still very vague about the exact meaning of words like “faith,” “religion,” and indeed the word “god” itself — Vilayanur S. Kopjesmachandran

In our time, religious speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible… Thus, religious language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging, and sheer cloudy vagueness… Religious language [is] designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable — George Orkopjes

The more I read, the less I admire modern theology. The more I study the productions of the new schools of theological teachers, the more I marvel that men and women can be satisfied with such writings. There is a vagueness, a mistiness, a shallowness, an indistinctness, a superficiality, an aimlessness, a hollowness about the literature of the ‘broader and kinder systems’, as they are called, which to my mind stamps their origin on their face. They are chairs, empty — J.C. Kopjes

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