A common theory across Afghanistan goes that the US is funding and supporting Daesh to fight the Taliban because it lost to them

There is no greater or more common blunder in society than to express disbelief or scepticism in a story told for the amusement of the company

[Theologie ist] das Bastardkind von Vernunft und Glaube

A man who is cer­tain he is right is al­most sure to be wrong

neither tarrant nor thomas at harvard have enough latin. coleman – possibly, but not guaranteed. i am sceptical, you see, at the end of a huge commentary on Aeneid 6

they concealed the sentiments of an Atheist under sacerdotal robes

I have religion, you have superstition, he believes in magic

Many medieval historians still seem to assume that, whereas intellectuals may have doubted or rejected what they were taught (though some deny even that)

the extraordinary quality and quantity, the power and the scale, of religious art and architecture that survive from the period need some explanation

The father and the son I know well for I tend their sheep but I know not that third fellow [Holy Ghost]; there is none of that name in our village