"Realizing our society as it is, without theology dogmatically telling us how we should react to it, and being humane toward that society, that is all that we're sure of."
"When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults."
"A theology should be like poetry, which takes us to the end of what words and thoughts can do."
"For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington."
"I still love the theology of the Mormon religion and think it is a wonderful way to grow up."
"God created the world the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there. They can't speculate about the origins of life because they weren't there."
"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil."
"Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history."
"If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go."
"I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science."