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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1363 on: October 24, 2013, 10:05:23 AM »
There's usually so much wailing at a funeral that we have to wonder how many people really believe in an afterlife.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1364 on: October 25, 2013, 09:28:56 AM »
Those waiting for an afterlife miss out on this one.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1365 on: October 26, 2013, 09:43:07 AM »
A man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1366 on: October 27, 2013, 03:37:19 PM »
We'll stop opposing gods when people stop inventing them.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1367 on: October 28, 2013, 09:50:42 AM »
Every day the voice of atheism grows louder, more confident, backed by ever-increasing evidence, reason and logic. Every day the religious respond by sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting "La!La!La!La!La!"
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1368 on: October 29, 2013, 09:46:26 AM »
Mankind is the puddle, marvelling at how perfectly the pothole conforms to its shape.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1369 on: October 30, 2013, 10:14:27 AM »
If god created it so that when we die, we go to a place of eternal bliss, why don't we go there in the first place?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1370 on: October 31, 2013, 09:57:03 AM »
The U.S. has more churchgoing than any other major democracy and it reports much higher rates of murder, rape, robbery, shootings, stabbings, drug use, unwed pregnancy, and the like, as well as occasional tragedies such as those at Waco and Jonestown. There may be no link between the two conditions, but the saturation of religion has failed to prevent the severe crime level. Societies rife with fundamentalism and religious tribalism are prone to sectarian violence. In contrast, England, Scandinavia, Canada, Japan, and such lands have scant churchgoing, yet their people are more inclined to live peaceably, in accord with the social contract. The evidence seems clear: To find living conditions that are safe, decent, orderly, and 'civilized,' avoid places with intense religion.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1371 on: November 01, 2013, 09:05:28 AM »
Being a Christian or being a Muslim means being different.  Being a human means being the same.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1372 on: November 02, 2013, 02:01:39 PM »
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.  (Rene Descartes)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1373 on: November 04, 2013, 10:00:57 AM »
Our species will never evolve beyond stupidity until the last holy book is burned, the last priest gets a real job and the last church is pulled down.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1374 on: November 05, 2013, 08:27:16 AM »
I'm pretty sure that we'd all be willing to die for the future of mankind if we knew we'd be living again three days later and receive eternal fame for it, so what's the big fuss about?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1375 on: November 06, 2013, 10:34:31 AM »
Any religion that makes you eat little pieces of your god is completely messed up.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1376 on: November 07, 2013, 10:24:37 AM »
There are some for whom the prospect of nonexistence leads to mental breakdown. The rest of us are atheists.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1377 on: November 08, 2013, 09:03:33 AM »
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.  (Walter Lippman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1378 on: November 09, 2013, 04:19:22 PM »
In a dangerous world there will always be more people around whose prayers for their own safety have been answered than those whose prayers have not.  (Nicholas Humphrey)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1379 on: November 10, 2013, 10:02:48 AM »
I find that men in costumes are a little old to have imaginary friends, unless of course they are clowns.  (Stewart Farquhar)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1380 on: November 11, 2013, 11:41:12 AM »
I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programs a lot, but that I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature, to which I reply and say: "Well, it's funny that the people, when they say that this is of the almighty, always quote beautiful things, they always quote orchids and hummingbirds and butterflies and roses.  But I always have to think too of a little boy sitting on the banks of a river in west Africa who has a worm boring through his eyeball, turning him blind before he's five years old, so presumably the god you speak about created the worm as well, and now, I find that baffling to credit a merciful god with that action."  (David Attenborough)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1381 on: November 12, 2013, 10:46:57 AM »
Religion is like a huge dog. When it's yours it feels comforting and safe, but it scares the hell out of everyone else.  (Nick Doody)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1382 on: November 13, 2013, 10:26:52 AM »
The only difference between the Abrahamic god and Adolph Hitler is that god is more proficient at genocide.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1383 on: November 14, 2013, 01:57:20 PM »
The best argument against religion is a five minute conversation with the average religious person.  (Bill Nye)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1384 on: November 15, 2013, 10:19:43 AM »
Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.  (Alejandro Jodorowski)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1385 on: November 17, 2013, 04:25:55 PM »
Atheism is a religion, just like "off" is a TV channel.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1386 on: November 18, 2013, 10:32:32 AM »
Born again? No, I am not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.  (Dennis Miller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1387 on: November 19, 2013, 11:01:30 AM »
Gods always behave like the people who created them.  (Zora Neale Hurston)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1388 on: November 20, 2013, 09:35:04 AM »
Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts at all. Like the majority of men who are born to a given belief, they demand the most rigorous proof of any adverse belief, but assume that their own needs none.  (Herbert Spencer)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1389 on: November 21, 2013, 09:58:40 AM »
This god fellow might have more credibility if anyone ever believed in him before being told about him.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1390 on: November 22, 2013, 10:26:07 AM »
To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.  (David Brooks)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1391 on: November 25, 2013, 10:32:33 AM »
Atheism is not a religion. It is a personal relationship with reality.
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