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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #841 on: January 25, 2012, 12:06:33 AM »
Wherever morality is based on theology, whenever “right” is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established.  (Ludwig Feuerbach)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #842 on: January 25, 2012, 05:09:33 PM »
Religion gives people bad reasons to be good, where good reasons are actually available.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #843 on: January 26, 2012, 02:01:14 PM »
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.  (Stephen Jay Gould)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #844 on: January 27, 2012, 05:28:02 PM »
You can tell me that you put your faith in God to get you through the day, but when it comes time to cross the road, I know you look both ways.  (Gregory House)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #845 on: January 28, 2012, 04:37:33 PM »
As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation.  But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?  (John Adams)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #846 on: January 29, 2012, 04:51:45 PM »
I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do.  (D. Dale Gulledge)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #847 on: January 30, 2012, 05:57:03 PM »
When talking about unicorns, minotaurs, or compassionate conservatives, one does not normally have to prove their non-existence; the mere lack of any evidence is sufficient reason not to believe in any of them.  (Peter Stone)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #848 on: January 31, 2012, 01:51:19 PM »
The mixing of government and religion can be a threat to free government, even if no one is forced to participate. When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion, it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs.  A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.  (Harry Andrew Blackmun)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #849 on: February 01, 2012, 05:52:11 PM »
The miracle stories of the New Testament can no longer be interpreted in a post-Newtonian world as supernatural events performed by an incarnate deity.  (Bishop John Shelby Spong)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #850 on: February 02, 2012, 11:43:08 AM »
The plain fact is: religion must die for mankind to live.  (Bill Maher)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #851 on: February 03, 2012, 10:34:10 AM »
Several thousand years ago, a small tribe of ignorant near-savages wrote various collections of myths, wild tales, lies and gibberish.  Over the centuries, these stories were embroidered, garbled, mutilated, and torn into small pieces that were then repeatedly shuffled.  Finally, this material was badly translated into several languages successfully.  The resultant text, creationists feel, is the best guide to this complex and technical subject.  (Tom Weller, on Creation vs. Evolution)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #852 on: February 04, 2012, 12:25:43 PM »
I think religion for many people is some sort of moral Viagra.  (Daniel Dennett)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #853 on: February 05, 2012, 08:57:42 PM »
Why would an all-powerful god become flesh in order to sacrifice himself to himself so that his creation might escape the wrath of himself?  Couldn't this god, in his infinite wisdom, come up with something a little more efficient?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #854 on: February 06, 2012, 11:10:27 AM »
No man of any humor ever founded a religion.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #855 on: February 07, 2012, 03:21:26 PM »
Religion has done more to bust-up humanity than anything.  (Whoopi Goldberg)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #856 on: February 08, 2012, 11:02:58 AM »
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.  (Charlotte P. Gillman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #857 on: February 09, 2012, 11:15:54 AM »
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible full arrays of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent, and not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.  (Aldous Huxley)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #858 on: February 10, 2012, 10:37:56 AM »
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.  (James Madison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #859 on: February 11, 2012, 04:19:16 PM »
The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves. These clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.  (Thomas Jefferson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #860 on: February 12, 2012, 05:31:36 PM »
Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.  (George Bernard Shaw)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #861 on: February 13, 2012, 11:59:24 AM »
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave god?  (George Daacon)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #862 on: February 14, 2012, 02:09:27 PM »
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.  (Stephen J. Gould)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #863 on: February 15, 2012, 10:48:23 AM »
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith, but must find his brand of intolerance.  (Eric Hoffer)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #864 on: February 16, 2012, 10:01:04 AM »
God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that.  (Sarah Palin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #865 on: February 17, 2012, 11:35:55 AM »
So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.  (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #866 on: February 19, 2012, 03:34:46 PM »
Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration: courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth.  (H. L. Mencken)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #867 on: February 20, 2012, 10:42:21 AM »
The continually progressive change to which the meaning of words is subject, the want of a universal language which renders translation necessary, the errors to which translations are again subject, the mistakes of copyists and printers, together with the possibility of willful alteration, are of themselves evidences that human language, whether in speech or in print, cannot be the vehicle of the word of god.  (Thomas Paine)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #868 on: February 21, 2012, 12:05:08 PM »
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.  (Helen Keller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #869 on: February 22, 2012, 11:12:14 AM »
Organized religion is making Christianity political, rather than making politics Christian.  (Laurens van der Post)
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