There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
~ William James in The Varieties of Religious Experience
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means.
~ George Bernard Shaw
It’s not what I don’t understand about the Bible that bothers me; it’s what I do understand that bothers me.
~ Mark Twain
We must be on guard against giving interpretations of scripture that are far-fetched or opposed to science, and so exposing the word of God to the ridicule of unbelievers.
~ Augustine of Hippo