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. C.S. was an avowed atheist during his early years, but then he discovered a belief in God when he was in his 30s and wrote extensively on the subject. Take this quiz to see if you can decipher who said what about topics ranging from religion to science to the human mind.
Question 1 of 10
"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."
Question 2 of 10
"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."
Question 3 of 10
"If we are a small thing to space and time, space and time are a much smaller thing to God."
Question 4 of 10
"Inner space is the real frontier."
Question 5 of 10
"I have come to the conviction that if you cannot translate your thoughts into uneducated language, then your thoughts were confused."
Question 6 of 10
"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."
Question 7 of 10
"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works."
Question 8 of 10
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."
Question 9 of 10
"The important question is whether 'Nature' -- the thing studied by the sciences -- is the only thing in existence."
Question 10 of 10