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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2009, 09:51:43 AM »
If there is a god, blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the creator of human intelligence.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2009, 09:38:59 AM »
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a god who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words.  I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is god, and whose every deed is foul.  (Isaac Asimov)
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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2009, 10:32:14 AM »
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.  This is the principle of lotteries, dating, and religion.  (Scott Adams)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2009, 10:40:52 AM »
The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, but there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there is little good evidence.  Far better, it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.  (Carl Sagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2009, 10:11:02 AM »
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.  (Stephen Henry Roberts)
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2009, 10:54:47 AM »
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2009, 09:24:34 AM »
It's an incredible con job, when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death.  Even corporations, with all their reward systems, don't try to make it posthumous.  (Gloria Steinem)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2009, 09:34:27 AM »
If we are going to teach “creation science” as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.  (Judith Hayes)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2009, 05:25:30 PM »
Fear was god's originator in this world.  (Petronius)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2009, 07:14:03 PM »
If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.  (Montesquieu)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2009, 10:30:39 AM »
You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe.  (Carl Sagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2009, 10:27:04 AM »
The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass delusions of this kind. No one, needless to say, who shares a delusion, ever recognizes it as such.  (Sigmund Freud)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2009, 09:22:01 AM »
He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray.  (Emmanuelle Kant)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2009, 09:30:07 AM »
All the tales of miracles with which the old and new testament are filled, are fit only for imposters to preach and fools to believe.  (Thomas Paine)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2009, 09:51:27 AM »
Generally speaking, people who claim to possess a living, interactive relationship with Christ tend to have a relationship with a Jesus Christ who thinks very much as they do, and who shares their likes, dislikes and prejudices.  (Therion Ware)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2009, 07:08:25 AM »
I have been in too many of the ancient cathedrals - grand, wonderful, mysterious.  But I always leave them with a feeling of indignation because of the generations of human beings who have struggled in poverty to build these altars to an unknown god.  (Elizabeth Stanton)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2009, 06:40:18 PM »
One's convictions should be proportional to one's evidence.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2009, 10:20:43 AM »
Subtract from the New Testament the miraculous and highly improbable, and what will be the remainder?  (George Eliot)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2009, 10:08:16 AM »
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.  (Voltaire)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2009, 04:16:11 PM »
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.  (Jesse Ventura)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2009, 09:40:08 AM »
What time has been wasted during mans destiny in the struggle to decide what mans next world will be like.  The keener the effort to find out, the less he knew about the present one he lived in.  (Sean O’Casey)
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« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2009, 10:45:19 AM »
Only the atheist realizes how morally objectionable it is for survivors of a catastrophe to believe themselves spared by a loving god, while the same god drowned infants in their cribs.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2009, 01:26:03 PM »
The religion that is afraid of science, commits suicide.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2009, 03:38:20 PM »
Gods are the finish line that is drawn at the start.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2009, 09:55:15 AM »
If all the Christians who have called other Christians “not really a Christian” were to vanish, there’d be no Christians left.
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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2009, 10:05:16 AM »
It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.  (George W. Foote)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #55 on: September 02, 2009, 10:08:55 AM »
Sect and error are synonymous terms.  (Voltaire)
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« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2009, 09:13:02 AM »
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.  (Walt Whitman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2009, 10:30:45 AM »
The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.  (Albert Einstein)
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