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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #812 on: December 19, 2011, 02:28:42 PM »
Is what is moral commanded by God because it is moral, or is it moral because it is commanded by God?  (Plato)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #813 on: December 20, 2011, 11:12:49 AM »
For me, it is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.  (Carl Sagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #814 on: December 21, 2011, 10:09:52 AM »
For every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill.  (Richard Clopton)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #815 on: December 22, 2011, 10:58:12 AM »
The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning.  And ever since the Reformation, when or where has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate A FREE INQUIRY?  The blackest billingsgate, the most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooish brutality, is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded.  But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your eyes and hand, and fly into your face and eyes.  (John Adams)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #816 on: December 23, 2011, 09:53:47 AM »
All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.  (Lucretius)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #817 on: December 24, 2011, 06:56:45 PM »
God is Santa on steroids.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #818 on: December 26, 2011, 08:37:34 PM »
Every church that has a standard higher than human welfare is dangerous.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #819 on: December 27, 2011, 01:02:30 PM »
There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.  There is only our natural world.  Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.  (Anne Nicol Gaylor)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #820 on: December 28, 2011, 12:56:09 PM »
We despise all reverences and all the objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our own list of sacred things.  And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #821 on: December 29, 2011, 10:57:17 AM »
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?  (Douglas Adams)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #822 on: December 30, 2011, 10:32:15 AM »
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.  (Thomas Edison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #823 on: December 31, 2011, 11:10:44 AM »
The very fears and guilts imposed by religious training are responsible for some of history's most brutal wars, crusades, pogroms, and persecutions, including five centuries of almost unimaginable terrorism under Europe's Inquisition and the unthinkably sadistic legal murder of nearly nine million women.  History doesn't say much very good about God.  (Barbara G. Walker)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #824 on: January 01, 2012, 09:40:58 PM »
Reason is not one tool of thought among many, it is the entire toolbox.  To advocate that reason be discarded in some circumstances is to advocate that thinking be discarded, which leaves one in the position of attempting to do a job after throwing away the required instrument.  (George H. Smith)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #825 on: January 02, 2012, 10:49:11 AM »
That which cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.  (Arthur C. Clarke)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #826 on: January 03, 2012, 11:50:39 AM »
All religions are inconsistent with mental freedom.  Shakespeare is my bible, and Burns my hymn-book.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #827 on: January 04, 2012, 12:17:09 PM »
When you once attribute effects to the will of a personal God, you have let in a lot of little gods and evils, then sprites, fairies, dryads, naiads, witches, ghosts and goblins, for your imagination is reeling, riotous, drunk, afloat on the flotsam of superstition.  What you know then doesn't count.  You just believe, and the more your believe the more do you plume yourself that fear and faith are superior to science and seeing.  (Elbert Hubbard)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #828 on: January 09, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'  (Isaac Asimov)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #829 on: January 10, 2012, 09:59:08 AM »
On his deathbed, Henry David Thoreau was asked by his aunt: “Henry, have you made your peace with god?” Thoreau answered, “I did not know we had ever quarreled.”  (Edward Waldo Emerson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #830 on: January 11, 2012, 12:41:44 PM »
When religion comes in the door, common sense goes out the window.  (Lemuel Washburn)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #831 on: January 12, 2012, 10:10:40 AM »
The actions taken by the New Hampshire Episcopalians (inducting a gay Bishop) are an affront to Christians everywhere.  I am just thankful that the church's founder, Henry VIII, and his wife Catherine of Aragon, and his wife Anne Boleyn, and his wife Jane Seymour, and his wife Anne of Cleves, and his wife Katherine Howard, and his wife Catherine Parr are no longer here to suffer through this assault on traditional Christian marriages.  (Betty Bowers, of Landover Baptist Church)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #832 on: January 13, 2012, 11:09:57 AM »
Agnosticism, quite frankly, has always struck me as a fairly silly position. No rational person is "agnostic" about the existence of unicorns, leprechauns, dragons, gnomes, etc.  Why is the god concept granted a special status?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #833 on: January 14, 2012, 11:52:07 AM »
Our goal must be simple.  We must have a Christian nation built on God's law, on the ten commandments.  No apologies.  (Randall Terry; whose son is gay)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #834 on: January 15, 2012, 06:22:42 PM »
Evolution lies at the heart of biology.  It is seamlessly and continuously linked to health research to better understand such conditions as AIDS or bird flu or Parkinson's or cancer or heart disease.  Every biomedical experiment, every tiny advance, every major breakthrough ultimately connects to the principles first postulated by Darwin.  (Huntington F. Willard of Duke University)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #835 on: January 16, 2012, 10:47:29 AM »
Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god.  Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted, and heaven crammed with these phantoms.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #836 on: January 18, 2012, 12:28:44 PM »
There is no reason for believing that any sort of gods exist, and quite good reasons for believing that they do not exist and never have.  It has all been a gigantic waste of time and a waste of life.  It would be a joke of cosmic proportions if it weren't so tragic.  (Richard Dawkins)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #837 on: January 19, 2012, 04:48:27 PM »
To remain silent when one should protest makes cowards out of men.  (Abraham Lincoln)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #838 on: January 20, 2012, 09:24:10 AM »
The journey of knowledge is much better than the comfort of ignorance.  (Faisal Saeed Al Mutar)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #839 on: January 21, 2012, 03:26:57 PM »
The deity who stalked the deserts of the Middle East millennia ago—and who seems to have abandoned them to bloodshed in his name ever since—is no one to consult on questions of ethics.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #840 on: January 24, 2012, 01:23:04 AM »
We could call order by the name of God, but it would be an impersonal God.  There's not much personal about the laws of physics.  (Stephen Hawking)
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