Who Said It? Albert Einstein or C.S. Lewis

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"When I accept Theology I may find difficulties, at this point or that, in harmonising it with some particular truths which are imbedded in the mythical cosmology derived from science."

Lewis was the one racking his brain over this one.

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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, tangible and inexplicable."

This might sound like something the Dalai Lama would say, but it was Einstein who uttered this.

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"If we are a small thing to space and time, space and time are a much smaller thing to God."

Lewis, all the way.

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"Inner space is the real frontier."

Journalist and activist Gloria Steinem spoke these words.

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"I have come to the conviction that if you cannot translate your thoughts into uneducated language, then your thoughts were confused."

Albert said something similar, but it was C.S. who penned these lines.

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"No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

Televangelist superstar Billy Graham doesn't have anything on Einstein when it comes to appreciating the Gospels.

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"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works."

We couldn't agree with you more, Carl.

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."

Einstein was the one who spoke these words.

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"The important question is whether 'Nature' -- the thing studied by the sciences -- is the only thing in existence."

Scientists stand aside, Lewis was the man who said this.

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"It is nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry…"

Montessori might have had beef with mainstream education, but Einstein said this one.

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About This Quiz

One was a celebrated author, the other a famed physicist. What the two shared was a public exposure of their religious beliefs. Big E had an on-again, off-again relationship with God, while C.S. was an avowed atheist during his early years.

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