„Truth is "Mormonism." God is the author of it.“

History of the Church, 3:297 (20 March 1839)
1830s

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„One of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.“

—  Joseph Smith, Jr. American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement 1805 - 1844

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„They must find it hard to take Truth for authority who have so long mistaken Authority for Truth.“

—  Gerald Massey British poet 1828 - 1907

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Based on a quote of Lucretia Mott, "… my convictions led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth as authority, rather than “taking authority for truth.”", quoted in " Eminent women of the age http://books.google.de/books?id=gGFEDpWYWpwC&pg=PA375" By James Parton et. al., (S.M. Betts & Company, 1868, p375).

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„Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Letter to Jost Winteler (1901), quoted in The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield and Paul Carter (1993), p. 79 http://books.google.com/books?id=zY7FE9ZyDO0C&lpg=PP1&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=false. Einstein had been annoyed that Paul Drude, editor of Annalen der Physik, had dismissed out of hand some criticisms Einstein made of Drude's electron theory of metals.
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Variant: A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.

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„If God is the author of life, there must be a script.“

—  Ravi Zacharias Indian philosopher 1946

Source: Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

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„God sends good people to Hell. Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism—not only do they lead people away from from God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in Hell. You know Jesus was very clear: Hell is not only going to be populated by murderers, and drug dealers, and child dealers; Hell is going to be filled with good religious people who have rejected the truth of Christ.“

—  Robert Jeffress Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas 1955

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„God is not a God of the emotions but the God of truth.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

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„In the end theologians are jealous of science, for they are aware that it has greater authority than do their own ways of finding “truth”: dogma, authority, and revelation. Science does find truth, faith does not.“

—  Jerry Coyne American biologist 1949

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„If there is something more excellent than the truth, then that is God; if not, then truth itself is God.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

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„Stepping out of their proper sphere and arrogating to themselves an authority to which they have no claim, professed teachers of spiritual truths long presumed to deny the truths of the natural sciences. But now professed teachers of the natural sciences, stepping in turn out of their proper sphere and arrogating to themselves an authority to which they have no claim, presume to deny spiritual truths.“

—  Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897

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Mr. Spencer is the foremost representative of this authority. Widely regarded as the scientific philosopher; eulogized by his admirers as the greatest of all philosophers — as the man who has cleared and illuminated the field of philosophy by bringing into it the exact methods of science — he carries to the common mind the weight of the marvelous scientific achievements of our time as applied to the most momentous of problems. The effect is to impress it with a vague belief that modern science has proved the idea of God to be an ignorant superstition and the hope of a future life a vain delusion.

„Truth is the daughter of God, and in all her attributes God-like and eternal. Truth never depreciates in value“

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„Truth is something so noble that if God could turn aside from it, I could keep the truth and let God go.“

—  Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328

Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation (1941) by Raymond Bernard Blakney, p. 240

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