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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #116 on: November 07, 2009, 02:35:14 PM »
Jesus' last words on the cross, "My god, my god, why hast thou forsaken me?" hardly seem like the words of a man who planned it that way.  It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure there is something wrong here.  (Donald Morgan)
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« Reply #117 on: November 08, 2009, 01:01:10 PM »
Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2009, 11:52:02 AM »
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.  (Christopher Hitchens)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #119 on: November 10, 2009, 12:28:29 PM »
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.  (Leo Tolstoy)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2009, 12:32:48 PM »
“There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.  (James Morrow)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2009, 08:55:47 PM »
OMG, I can't believe I forgot today's quote!  Sorry!  You can all stop sending me messages by the thousands, begging for your daily fix now.





Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma.  (Sam Harris)



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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2009, 01:00:25 PM »
Man created god in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #123 on: November 14, 2009, 11:59:54 AM »
It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living.  (Sinclair Lewis)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #124 on: November 15, 2009, 12:43:11 PM »
There is no absurdity, however palpable, which cannot be firmly implanted in the minds of all, if only one begins to inculcate it before the early age of six by constantly repeating it to them with an air of great solemnity. For the training of man, like that of animals, is completely successful only at an early age.  (Arthur Schopenhaur)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #125 on: November 16, 2009, 11:47:19 AM »
Religion is all bunk.  (Thomas Edison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #126 on: November 17, 2009, 12:21:43 PM »
It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good, and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2009, 11:46:27 AM »
In science, it is a cardinal sin to pretend to know something that you do not know. Such pretence is the very essence of religious faith. (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #128 on: November 19, 2009, 12:22:50 PM »
I think that the United States is heading in the direction of theocracy.  The problem is that we let religious people say stunningly false things, and we consider it rude to question those beliefs.  But we should be shunning those people.  If that sounds intolerant, that's the point.  I'm not tolerant of suspending reason.  (Brian Flemming)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #129 on: November 20, 2009, 12:31:10 PM »
This is one of my favorites to date; it articulates very well what I've been thinking lately is the key thing that christians need to do, but can't or won't:


All that is necessary, as it seems to me, to convince any reasonable person that the Bible is simply and purely of human invention, of barbarian invention, is to read it.  Read it as you would any other book. Think of it as you would of any other; get the bandage of reverence from your eyes; drive from your heart the phantom of fear; push from the throne of your brain the cowled form of superstition. Then read the Holy Bible, and you will be amazed that you ever, for one moment, supposed a being of infinite wisdom, goodness and purity, to be the author of such ignorance and of such atrocity.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #130 on: November 21, 2009, 01:39:04 PM »
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2009, 01:03:02 PM »
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.  This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless.  (Leo Tolstoy)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2009, 01:10:27 PM »
The term 'skeptic' does not mean one who doubts, but one who investigates or researches, as opposed to one who asserts and thinks that he has found.  (Miguel De Unamuno)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #133 on: November 24, 2009, 12:03:04 PM »
This century will be called Darwin's century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life and all of the religious teachers. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the Bible is a book written by ignorance at the instigation of fear.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #134 on: November 25, 2009, 11:52:12 AM »
I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe; and this would include my father, brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.  (Charles Darwin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #135 on: November 26, 2009, 12:06:33 PM »
In response to: "Darwin's theory of sexual selection is completely useless. Homosexuality and hermaphodites obviously contradict his theory."
> Yes, they are obvious evidence of special creation by the biblical god.
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« Reply #136 on: November 27, 2009, 11:54:59 AM »
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.  (Charles Darwin)
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« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2009, 12:11:58 PM »
We would be 1,500 years ahead if it hadn't been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake.  (Catherine Fahringer)
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« Reply #138 on: November 29, 2009, 01:59:01 PM »
An immoral god – a hangover from stone age minds – still corrupts human mentality with its scapegoat justice and the threat of eternal damnation.  (Reverend Reginald Howard Bass)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2009, 11:44:30 AM »
The belief in eternal torment, still subscribed to by fundamentalist Christian denominations, undoubtedly ranks as the most vicious and reprehensible doctrine of classical Christianity.  It has resulted in an incalculable amount of psychological torture, especially among children where it is employed as a terror tactic to prompt obedience.  (George H. Smith)
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« Reply #140 on: December 01, 2009, 12:27:26 PM »
A religious war is like children fighting over who has the strongest imaginary friend.  (unknown)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #141 on: December 02, 2009, 11:55:22 AM »
When I, or people like me, are running the country, you'd better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we'll execute you.  I mean every word of it.  I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed.  (Randall Terry, on abortion providers and women who had abortions)

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« Reply #142 on: December 03, 2009, 11:20:07 AM »
Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.  (Demosthenes)
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« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2009, 10:36:08 AM »
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.  (Richard Dawkins)
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« Reply #144 on: December 05, 2009, 08:58:35 PM »
Without cultural sanction, most or all of our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance.  (John F. Schumaker)
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