Quotation by George Berkeley

It seems, Euphranor..., that there is nothing so singularly absurd as we are apt to think, in the belief of mysteries; and that a man need not renounce his reason to maintain his religion. But if this were true, how comes it to pass, that, in proportion as men abound in knowledge, they dwindle in faith?
George Berkeley (1685–1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Alciphron, in "Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher," dial. 7, sect. 11, p. 303, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).
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