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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #725 on: September 08, 2011, 08:12:22 AM »
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.  (Richard Dawkins)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #726 on: September 09, 2011, 09:11:52 AM »
If God wanted people to believe in him, why did he invent logic?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #727 on: September 11, 2011, 07:29:48 PM »
The idea of god is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.  (Marquis de Sade)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #728 on: September 12, 2011, 09:20:17 AM »
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects?  (James Madison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #729 on: September 13, 2011, 10:15:32 AM »
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.  (from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #730 on: September 14, 2011, 10:23:48 AM »
The existence of a world without god seems to me less absurd than the presence of a god, existing in all his perfection, creating an imperfect man in order to make him run the risk of hell.  (Armand Salacrou)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #731 on: September 15, 2011, 10:10:05 AM »
Religion I found to be without any tendency to inspire, promote, or confirm morality, serves principally to divide us and make us unfriendly to one another.  (Benjamin Franklin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #732 on: September 16, 2011, 10:19:49 AM »
Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot therefore be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in errors.  (Robert Owen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #733 on: September 17, 2011, 06:21:16 PM »
Religion has ever been anti-human, anti-woman, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-reason and anti-science.  The god idea has been detrimental not only to humankind but to the earth.  It is time now for reason, education and science to take over.  (Madalyn Murray O'Hair - Speech, 1990)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #734 on: September 18, 2011, 07:48:16 PM »
Patient:  "Faith isn't a disease."

Gregory House:  "No, of course not. On the other hand, it is communicable and it kills a lot of people."
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #735 on: September 19, 2011, 09:46:33 AM »
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #736 on: September 20, 2011, 10:16:17 AM »
Atheism rises above creeds and puts humanity upon one plane.
There can be no 'chosen people' in the atheist philosophy.
There are no bended knees in atheism;
No supplications, no prayers;
No sacrificial redemptions;
No 'divine' revelations;
No washing in the blood of the lamb;
No crusades, no massacres, no holy wars;
No heaven, no hell, no purgatory;
No silly rewards and no vindictive punishments;
No christs, and no saviors;
No devils, no ghosts and no gods.

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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #737 on: September 21, 2011, 09:38:44 AM »
When the masses become better informed about science, they will feel less need for help from supernatural higher powers.  (Francisco Ferrer Guardia)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #738 on: September 22, 2011, 09:35:37 AM »
Nature never prompted a loving mother to throw her child into the Ganges. Nature never prompted men to exterminate each other for a difference of opinion concerning the baptism of infants. These crimes have been produced by religions filled with all that is illogical, cruel and hideous.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #739 on: September 23, 2011, 09:32:53 AM »
JESUS SAVES....you from thinking for yourself.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #740 on: September 24, 2011, 06:19:51 PM »
The time has come for people of reason to say: Enough is enough!  Religious faith discourages independent thought, it's divisive and it's dangerous.  (Richard Dawkins)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #741 on: September 25, 2011, 11:58:59 AM »
Every sensible man, every honourable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror.  (Voltaire)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #742 on: September 26, 2011, 09:42:56 AM »
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.  (George Washington)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #743 on: September 27, 2011, 09:45:33 AM »
In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners.  (Jonathan Miller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #744 on: September 28, 2011, 10:46:50 AM »
When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.  (Oscar Wilde)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #745 on: September 29, 2011, 09:25:56 AM »
Where there is evidence, no one speaks of ‘faith’. We do not speak of faith that two and two are four or that the earth is round. We only speak of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #746 on: September 30, 2011, 09:11:47 AM »
The authors of the gospels were unlettered and ignorant men and the teachings of Jesus have come to us mutilated, misstated and unintelligible.  (Thomas Jefferson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #747 on: October 01, 2011, 03:31:06 PM »
Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be left waiting for us in our graves, or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.  (Ayn Rand)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #748 on: October 02, 2011, 08:40:41 PM »
I am an atheist. I don't understand religion at all. I'm sure I'll offend a lot of people by saying this, but I think it's all nonsense.  (Andy Rooney)


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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #749 on: October 03, 2011, 08:56:26 PM »
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.  (John Locke)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #750 on: October 04, 2011, 06:35:50 AM »
The premise that Nazism and Communism were “atheist” ideologies makes sense only within a religiocentric worldview that divides political systems into those that are based on Judaeo-Christian ideology and those that are not. In fact, 20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judaeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucia...nism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems. They were based on the ideas of Hitler and Marx, not David Hume and Bertrand Russell, and the horrors they inflicted are no more a vindication of Judeao-Christianity than they are of astrology or alchemy or Scientology.

Second, Nazism and Fascism were not atheistic in the first place. Hitler thought he was carrying out a divine plan. Nazism received extensive support from many German churches, and no opposition from the Vatican. Fascism happily coexisted with Catholicism in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Croatia.  (Steven Pinker)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #751 on: October 05, 2011, 09:09:16 AM »
Science is the true theology.  (Thomas Paine)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #752 on: October 06, 2011, 09:28:23 AM »
We experience happiness and suffering ourselves; we encounter others in the world and recognize that they experience happiness and suffering as well; we soon discover that 'love' is largely a matter of wishing that others experience happiness rather than suffering; and most of us come to feel that love is more conducive to happiness, both our own and that of others, than hate.  There is a circle here that links us to one another: we each want to be happy; the social feeling of love is one of our greatest sources of happiness; and love entails that we be concerned for the happiness of others.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #753 on: October 07, 2011, 09:31:30 AM »
We are anxious when there is a dissonance between our beliefs and the perceivable facts. Since our beliefs are not to be doubted or questioned, it is the facts that have to be altered.  (unknown)
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