Just saw this today and think it describes the religious nonsense rather eloquently.

Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian. -Denis Diderot, philosopher (5 Oct 1713-1784) 

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Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, JOB: A Comedy of Justice

Reposting this expanded "Black Cat Analogy":

The Black Cat Analogy [Version 2] - PHILOSOPHY is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. METAPHYSICS is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn't there. THEOLOGY is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn't there and shouting “I found it!” SCIENCE is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat using a flashlight. [atheist-overdose.tumblr.com](posted by Kandice Goldenbeld)

It expresses the universal theology of all theist, you must have faith. That is you must believe in the unbelievable. Unfortunately this is the very qualifying test of the unreasonable. All religions that are invalid require faith because they are not real. I prefer stadium lights so that I can clearly see my way. Why doesn't any religion offer this? I proffer that it is because they are not real.

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