Daily Dose of Ingersoll

All the sciences — except Theology — are eager for facts —
hungry for the truth. On the brow of a finder of a fact the laurel
is placed.

In a theological seminary, if a professor finds a fact
inconsistent with the creed, he must keep it secret or deny it, or
lose his place. Mental veracity is a crime, cowardice and hypocrisy
are virtues.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Truth” (1897)