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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #870 on: February 23, 2012, 09:45:21 AM »
It is difficult to free fools from the chain they revere. (Voltaire)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #871 on: February 24, 2012, 10:30:32 AM »
This is the collection of lies and contradictions called the Holy Bible!  This is the rubbish called Revealed Religion!  (Thomas Paine)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #872 on: February 25, 2012, 07:41:04 PM »
"Kill them all, for God knows his own."

(Pope Innocent III, to his troops in the Albigensian Crusade of 1209)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #873 on: February 27, 2012, 10:30:10 AM »
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.  (Galileo Galilei)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #874 on: February 28, 2012, 09:32:59 AM »
Infidelity is liberty; all religion is slavery.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #875 on: February 29, 2012, 10:29:52 AM »
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.  (Montaigne)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #876 on: March 01, 2012, 02:42:49 PM »
Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny.  (Barry Goldwater)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #877 on: March 02, 2012, 10:00:02 AM »
Religion is the inability to accept death.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #878 on: March 03, 2012, 01:26:42 PM »
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis.  Religion is a crutch for people.  (Robert Heinlein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #879 on: March 04, 2012, 10:40:46 PM »
The only good thing to come out of religion was the music.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #880 on: March 05, 2012, 11:51:50 AM »
There is but one evil, ignorance.  (Socrates)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #881 on: March 06, 2012, 10:25:09 AM »
Idle hands never hurt anyone; a lazy brain is the Devil’s playground.  (Andrea Roach)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #882 on: March 07, 2012, 06:03:36 PM »
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reasoning.  (Voltaire)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #883 on: March 08, 2012, 10:53:48 AM »
Science is corrosive of religious belief, and it's a good thing too.  (Steven Weinberg)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #884 on: March 08, 2012, 09:28:14 PM »
***I'll be away for the next 8 days.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #885 on: March 17, 2012, 08:59:21 PM »
The only way to lead a meaningful life is to free yourself from the fear of death.  (Samurai Bushido)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #886 on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:18 PM »
I believe that you believe your god is real. It's called a delusion, and I politely decline your request to join you in your hallucination.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #887 on: March 20, 2012, 10:32:30 AM »
There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.  (Helen Keller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #888 on: March 21, 2012, 03:09:27 PM »
Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles, and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods.  For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.  (Baruch Spinoza)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #889 on: March 22, 2012, 10:12:55 AM »
Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.  (Theodore Dreiser)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #890 on: March 23, 2012, 11:15:29 AM »
The beginning of wisdom is the awareness that there is insufficient evidence that a god or gods have created us, and the recognition that we are responsible in part for our own destiny.  (Paul Kurtz)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #891 on: March 24, 2012, 01:47:46 PM »
I am arguing that faith as such, faith as an alleged method of acquiring knowledge, is totally invalid and as a consequence, all propositions of faith, because they lack rational demonstration, must conflict with reason.  (George H. Smith)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #892 on: March 25, 2012, 02:09:13 PM »
I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so.  (Adolf Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #893 on: March 26, 2012, 09:38:49 AM »
I have concluded through careful empirical analysis and much thought that somebody is looking out for me, keeping track of what I think about things, forgiving me when I do less than I ought. Giving me strength to shoot for more than I think I'm capable of. I believe they know everything that I do and think, and they still love me, and I've concluded, after careful consideration, that this person keeping score is me.  (Adam Savage - MythBusters)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #894 on: March 27, 2012, 10:43:40 AM »
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.  (Eric Hoffer)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #895 on: March 28, 2012, 04:08:54 PM »
During the youthful period of mankind's spiritual evolution, human fantasy created gods in man's own image who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate influence, the phenomenal world. The idea of God in the religions taught at present is a sublimation of that old conception of the gods.  (Albert Einstein)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #896 on: March 29, 2012, 12:56:49 PM »
Through seeing the error of their foundation, I was forced to abandon all belief in every religion which had been taught to man. But my religious feelings where immediately replaced by the spirit of universal charity - not for a sect or a party, or for a country or a colour, but for the human race, and with a real and ardent desire to do them good. (Robert Owen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #897 on: March 30, 2012, 10:02:34 AM »
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.  (Michel de Montaigne)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #898 on: March 31, 2012, 12:49:33 PM »
A tyrant should always show a particular zeal in the cult of the gods, for people are less afraid of being treated unjustly by those of this sort, that is if they think that the ruler is god-fearing and pays some regard to the gods; and they are less ready to conspire against him, if they feel that the gods themselves are his friends.  (Aristotle)
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