Frasi di Chapman Cohen

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Chapman Cohen

Data di nascita: 1. Settembre 1868
Data di morte: 4. Febbraio 1954

Chapman Cohen was a leading English freethinker and a secularist and atheist writer and lecturer.

Frasi Chapman Cohen

„Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.“

—  Chapman Cohen

Contesto: Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. They thrive on servility and shrink before independence. They feed upon worship as kings do upon flattery. That is why the cry of gods at all times is "Worship us or we perish."

Pamphlet The Devil, quoted in Gordon Stein An Anthology of Atheism and Rationalism (Prometheus Books, 1980), p. 258.

„Granting that an illusion may have its uses, it can only be of service so long as we do not know it to be an illusion.“

—  Chapman Cohen

p. 96 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89009314162&view=1up&seq=100
Determinism or Free-will? (1912)

„Of the four terms ... Praise, Blame, Punishment, and Responsibility, the cardinal and governing one is the last.“

—  Chapman Cohen

p. 68 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89009314162&view=1up&seq=72
Determinism or Free-will? (1912)

„The average man is happier in the wrong with a crowd, than he is in the right with only one or two companions.“

—  Chapman Cohen

[God and the Universe: Eddington, Jeans, Huxley, & Einstein, 128, 1931, Pioneer Press, https://books.google.com/books?id=QmBHAAAAIAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=happier]

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