House, M.D. on the religious
This is a quote from House M.D. season 4, episode 2 titled “The Right Stuff”.
The text: “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.”
– Gregory House, M.D. Season 4 Episode 2 The Right Stuff.
The following few lines from that discussion:
18: You’re an atheist.
House: Only on Christmas and Easter. The rest of the time, it doesn’t really matter.
18: [Laughs.] Where’s the fun in that? A finite, un-mysterious universe…
House: It’s not about fun! It’s about the truth.
This picture was based on the following picture which is floating around the interwebz:
The text: “If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.”
The above picture suffers from some serious problems:
1. The phrase attributed to House is not the precise phrase that he said.
2. There is no mention of the episode number, so as to easily cross-check the information.
3. There is no mention of any other source, so as to be able to look for more information.
Thus, if you look around the interwebz you may find numerous publications of the above picture, and quite often some reader asks whether anyone knows the episode from which the phrase was taken, and nobody gives an answer, because any search for the phrase fails due to the alteration it has undergone. (There is no need to be cursing, that’s the inescapable course of things since fifteen-year-olds nowadays know how to fiddle with Photoshop.)
I just did the extra research and found the original phrase, so I am publishing this somewhat more complete work today.
The same post on my greek blog: «Περι θρησκόληπτων, εκ στόματος House M.D.»
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