“If people must not be taught religion, they might be taught reason, philosophy. If the State must not teach them to pray it might teach them to think. And when I say that children should be taught to think I do not mean (like many moderns) that they should be taught to doubt; for the two processes are not only not the same, but are in many ways opposite. To doubt is only to destroy; to think is to create.”
To think is to create… To doubt is to destroy..
Maybe if G.K. had ever shut his trap for a while, sat his fat keister on a cushion and pursued the great question with diligence, he would have leaned the futility of thinking and the great gift of doubt.