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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #174 on: January 06, 2010, 12:04:27 PM »
A philosopher and a theologian were engaged in a dispute, and the theologian use the old quip about a philosopher being like a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat which wasn't there. “That may be,” said the philosopher, “but a theologian would've found it”.  (Julian Huxley)
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« Reply #175 on: January 07, 2010, 12:08:59 PM »
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.  (Chapman Cohen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #176 on: January 08, 2010, 11:47:40 AM »
Atheists are often charged with blasphemy, but it is a crime they cannot commit. When the atheist examines, denounces, or satirizes the gods, he is not dealing with persons but with ideas. He is incapable of insulting god, for he does not admit the existence of any such being.  (G. W. Foote)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #177 on: January 09, 2010, 12:36:32 PM »
All children are atheists, they have no idea of god.  (Baron d’Holebach)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #178 on: January 10, 2010, 02:41:42 PM »
To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it.  (Olin Miller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #179 on: January 11, 2010, 12:50:10 PM »
We don't have to protect the environment — the Second Coming is at hand.  (James Watt, Interior Secretary under Ronald Reagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #180 on: January 12, 2010, 12:22:27 PM »
From the first moment I looked into that horror on September 11, into that fireball, into that explosion or horror, I knew it. I knew it before anything was said about those who did it or why. I recognized an old companion. I recognized religion.  (Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete)
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« Reply #181 on: January 13, 2010, 12:58:58 PM »
I am personally convinced of the great power and deep significance of Christianity, and I won't allow any other religion to be promoted.  (Adolf Hitler)
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« Reply #182 on: January 14, 2010, 12:23:32 PM »
For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.  (Albert Einstein)
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« Reply #183 on: January 15, 2010, 12:14:16 PM »
People constantly say, “Oh, god will look after it”. But he never has in the past, and I don't know why they think he will in the future.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2010, 03:52:14 PM »
On the issue of evolution, the verdict is still out on how God created the earth.  (George W. Bush)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #185 on: January 17, 2010, 01:44:42 PM »
"Creation science" is an attempt to give credibility to Hebrew mythology by making people believe that the world's foremost biologists, paleontologists, and geologists are a bunch of incompetent nincompoops.  (Ron Peterson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #186 on: January 18, 2010, 06:30:25 PM »
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable.  They find not only sanctuary in his arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; he will set them above their betters.  (H.L. Mencken)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #187 on: January 19, 2010, 11:31:22 AM »
Man rarely (if ever) manages to dream up a god superior to himself. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.  (Robert A Heinlein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #188 on: January 20, 2010, 11:28:41 AM »
There is in every village a torch: the schoolmaster - and an extinguisher: the Parson.  (Victor Hugo)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #189 on: January 21, 2010, 11:30:13 AM »
Religious thought is an attempt to find an out where there is no door.  (Albert Einstein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #190 on: January 22, 2010, 12:33:35 PM »
Mankind has been punished long and heavily for having created its gods. Nothing but pain and persecution have been man's lot since gods began. There is but one way out of this blunder: Man must break his fetters which have chained him to the gates of heaven and hell, so that he can begin to fashion out of his reawakened and illuminated consciousness a new world upon earth.  (Emma Goldman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #191 on: January 23, 2010, 03:54:48 PM »
“The Good Book” - one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined.  (Ashley Montagu)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #192 on: January 24, 2010, 12:21:31 PM »
The dominant Catholic Church jumped through legalistic hoops to make slavery not only acceptable but justifiable as a way of spreading the faith.  Indeed, slave owners were obliged by law to baptize their slaves.  (Phil Grabsky)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #193 on: January 25, 2010, 12:30:12 PM »
You believe in a book that has sticks turning into snakes, and you say we are the ones that need help?  (Dan Barker)
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« Reply #194 on: January 26, 2010, 12:24:56 PM »
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.  (H. L. Mencken)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #195 on: January 27, 2010, 11:41:00 AM »
Just as Christianity must destroy reason before it can introduce faith, so it must destroy happiness before it can introduce salvation.  (George H. Smith)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #196 on: January 28, 2010, 10:49:17 AM »
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.  (Mikhail Bakunin)
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« Reply #197 on: January 29, 2010, 12:31:27 PM »
We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.  (Pearl S. Buck)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #198 on: January 30, 2010, 11:18:33 AM »
All religions, with their gods, their demigods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the credulous fancy of men who had not attained the full development in full possession of their faculties.  (Mikhael A. Bakunin)
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« Reply #199 on: January 31, 2010, 12:48:35 PM »
In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.  (Soren Kierkegaard)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #200 on: February 01, 2010, 11:42:51 AM »
Can I just say how cute I think it is when a Christian thinks something is far-fetched?  (Sterling Crowe)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #201 on: February 02, 2010, 11:51:54 AM »
But perhaps God’s purpose in the world (I am only thinking aloud here) is to draw his creatures to him.  And you have to admit that tragedies like this one at Virginia Tech help to do that!  (Dinesh D’Souza)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #202 on: February 03, 2010, 12:14:38 PM »
Every other sect supposes itself in possession of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong; like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, though in truth he is as much in the fog as any of them.  (Benjamin Franklin)
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