It is better to grasp the universe as it is than to persist in a delusion -- no matter how satisfying.
-- Carl Sagan.

"For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. And there is nothing buried that will not be raised."
-- Jesus (Thomas, verse 5)

"What is truth?"
-- Pontius Pilate (John 18:38)

"The problem, Neo, as you so adequately put it, is choice."
-- The architect of the Matrix

"Viking Prayer"

    The Good Shepherd?
    A shepherd is a carnivore
    that uses guile to lull
    its prey into false
    complacency so it can rob,
    butcher, and eat them at
    its leisure.
    ... and why would
    this motif appeal to me?