Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 31

January 31: Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Sir George Grove says, “of formal or dogmatic religion we can find no trace,” in Schubert’s short life. Of creeds, “Not a word of it is true,” said Schubert.

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Jan 31

January 31: Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir

When asked about his inattention to religion, Langmuir once responded, “Never believe anything that can’t be proved.”

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Jan 30

January 30: Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor

Landor was a theist with a strong disdain of Christianity. “Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour.” He said, “Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.”

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