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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1102 on: December 29, 2012, 03:04:41 PM »
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1103 on: December 31, 2012, 11:36:55 AM »
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion.  Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason than of blindfolded fear. Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences.  If it ends in a belief that there is no God, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise and in the love of others which it will procure for you.  (Thomas Jefferson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1104 on: January 01, 2013, 12:20:45 PM »
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1105 on: January 04, 2013, 10:32:05 AM »
Wherever science has not yet cast its illuminating light, the supernatural or metaphysical can and will always be unwrapped by some of us, to provide an explanation.  (Ronald Jenner)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1106 on: January 05, 2013, 05:46:46 PM »
Religion is a byproduct of fear.  For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary?  Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?  (Sir Arthur C. Clarke)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1107 on: January 06, 2013, 10:17:26 PM »
Imagine encouraging a child to participate in such 'twisted' rituals and worshiping of tortuous crucifixes and such like this from birth.  No wonder we have so many hateful and sadistic people in our society.  (Brent Allsop)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1108 on: January 07, 2013, 10:58:36 AM »
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.  (Sir Arthur C. Clarke)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1109 on: January 08, 2013, 11:22:05 AM »
There is not enough love and goodness in the world for us to be permitted to give any of it away to imaginary things.  (Nietzsche)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1110 on: January 09, 2013, 11:13:22 AM »
Well, I believe that there is somebody out there who watches over us.  Unfortunately, it's the government.  (Woody Allen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1111 on: January 10, 2013, 11:01:30 AM »
On the other hand, famous evolutionists such as Dobzhansky were firm believers in a personal god.  He would work as a scientist all week and then on Sunday get down on his knees and pray to God.  Frankly I’ve never been able to understand it because you would need two totally different compartments in your brain, one that deals with religion and the other with everything else.  (Ernst Mayr)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1112 on: January 11, 2013, 10:48:36 AM »
All religions are sick men's dreams, false, demonstrably false, and pernicious.  (Ibn Warraq)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1113 on: January 13, 2013, 12:42:36 PM »
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1114 on: January 14, 2013, 11:10:57 AM »
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient.  There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.  (Bill Gates)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1115 on: January 15, 2013, 10:32:23 AM »
I am a hopeless materialist.  I see this all as nothing else than the sum of activities of the organism plus personal habits, inherited habits, memories, experiences, of the organism.  I believe that when I am dead, I am dead.  I believe that with my death I am just as much obliterated as the last mosquito you squashed.  (Jack London)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1116 on: January 16, 2013, 11:50:06 AM »
The establishment of the chaplainship to Congress is a palpable violation of constitutional principles.  (James Madison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1117 on: January 17, 2013, 03:03:12 PM »
It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it.  (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1118 on: January 18, 2013, 10:49:10 AM »
Never yet has a god been defined in terms which were not palpably self-contradictory and absurd; never yet has a god been described so that a concept of Him was made possible to human thought.  (Annie Besant)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1119 on: January 19, 2013, 11:01:12 AM »
In our ignorance, fear, and craving for order, we created the gods; and ignorance, fear and craving keep them with us.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1120 on: January 21, 2013, 10:31:16 AM »
Claiming that someone elses marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a doughnut because you’re on a diet.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1121 on: January 22, 2013, 11:16:58 AM »
Is man just one of God's mistakes?  Or is God just one of man's?  (Nietzsche)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1122 on: January 23, 2013, 09:45:12 AM »
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.  I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their (not our) religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society.  (George Washington)
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« Reply #1123 on: January 24, 2013, 10:43:25 AM »
Religion belonged to the infancy of humanity. Now that humanity has come of age, it should be left behind.  (Sigmund Freud)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1124 on: January 25, 2013, 11:50:04 AM »
Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it.  (Adolf Hitler)
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« Reply #1125 on: January 26, 2013, 11:43:12 AM »
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.  (Isaac Asimov)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1126 on: January 27, 2013, 09:46:50 AM »
It is because one can build a compelling set of arguments, informed by science and thoroughly compatible with it, that to believe in anything despite the complete lack of evidence is, in fact, irrational.  (Dr. Massimo Pigliucci)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1127 on: January 28, 2013, 11:12:28 AM »
Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!  But He loves you.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1128 on: January 29, 2013, 12:54:49 PM »
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of atheism.  (Annie Wood Besant)
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« Reply #1129 on: January 30, 2013, 10:49:01 AM »
There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermingle with religion.  Its least interference with it would be a most flagrant usurpation.  (James Madison)
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« Reply #1130 on: January 31, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era?  Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius?  Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy?  Remember the 'index expurgatorius', the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter and the guillotine.  (John Adams)
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