A Clarification

I want to make it clear that I did not call mathematicians atheists in this morning’s sermon. I was referencing John Wesley’s Sermon “On the use of Money,” where he talks about how some occupations may be hurtful to some people but not to others. Here’s the quote:

“So I am convinced, from many experiments, I could not study, to any degree of perfection, either mathematics, arithmetic, or algebra, without being a Deist, if not an Atheist: And yet others may study them all their lives without sustaining any inconvenience. None therefore can here determine for another; but every man must judge for himself, and abstain from whatever he in particular finds to be hurtful to his soul.” — John Wesley