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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #928 on: May 02, 2012, 10:46:44 AM »
I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.  (Richard Feynman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #929 on: May 03, 2012, 12:59:29 PM »
Incurably religious, that is the best way to describe the mental condition of so many people.  (Thomas Edison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #930 on: May 04, 2012, 12:28:13 PM »
All of science is built on territory once occupied by gods.  Is there some boundary at which science is supposed to stop?  (Bob Parks)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #931 on: May 05, 2012, 11:09:55 AM »
Anyone who engages in the practice of psychotherapy confronts every day the devastation wrought by the teachings of religion.  (Dr. Nathanial Branden)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #932 on: May 06, 2012, 02:02:12 PM »
It has been contendeded for many years that the Ten Commandments are the foundations of all ideas of justice and law.  Nothing can be more stupidly false than such assertions.  Thousands of years before Moses was born, the Egyptians had a code of laws…far better than the Mosaic.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #933 on: May 07, 2012, 09:01:36 AM »
Imagine for a moment that we are nothing but the product of billions of years of molecules coming together and ratcheting up through natural selection, that we are composed only of highways of fluids and chemicals sliding along roadways within billions of dancing cells, that trillions of synaptic conversations hum in parallel, that this vast egg-like fabric of micron-thin circuitry runs algorithms undreamt of in modern science, and that these neural programs give rise to our decision making, loves, desires, fears, and aspirations. To me, that understanding would be a numinous experience.  What else exists beyond the limits of science is an open question for future generations; but even if strict materialism turned out to be it, it would be enough.  (David Eagleman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #934 on: May 08, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #935 on: May 09, 2012, 06:08:24 AM »
You want to have things both ways: your faith is reasonable but not in the least bound by reason; it is a matter of utter certainty, yet leavened by humility and doubt; you are still searching for the truth, but your belief in God is immune to any conceivable challenge from the world of evidence. I trust you will ascribe these antinomies to the paradox of faith; but, to my eye, they remain mere contradictions, dressed up in velvet.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #936 on: May 10, 2012, 08:32:28 AM »
He [or she] that is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.  (Richard Whately)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #937 on: May 11, 2012, 10:39:56 AM »
Evangelicalism is a series of personality cults masquerading as religion.  (Frank Shaeffer)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #938 on: May 12, 2012, 03:53:55 PM »
The national anthem belongs to the eighteenth century.  In it you find us ordering God about to do our political work.  (George Bernard Shaw)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #939 on: May 13, 2012, 02:00:23 PM »
I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.  (Clarence Darrow)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #940 on: May 14, 2012, 10:23:25 AM »
It appears to me, whether rightly or wrongly, that direct arguments against Christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public. It appears to me freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.  (Charles Darwin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #941 on: May 15, 2012, 09:33:28 AM »
To trust the God of the Bible is to trust an irascible, vindictive, fierce and ever fickle and changeful master.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #942 on: May 16, 2012, 08:36:43 AM »
There is no evidence for a god, no coherent definition of a god, no good argument for a god, good positive arguments against a god, no agreement among believers about the nature or moral principles of a god, and no need for a god.  We can live happy, moral, productive lives without such belief, and we can do it better.  (Dan Barker)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #943 on: May 17, 2012, 12:52:41 PM »
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.  (Henry Louis Mencken)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #944 on: May 18, 2012, 10:06:26 AM »
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.  (Richard Francis Burton)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #945 on: May 19, 2012, 07:56:48 PM »
Something is wrong.  War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, crime, torture, corruption and the ice capades.  If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.  This is not what you expect to find on the resume of a supreme being.  It's what you expect from an office temp with a bad attitude.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #946 on: May 20, 2012, 10:36:33 AM »
One thing I have no worry about is whether god exists. But it has occurred to me that god has Alzheimer's and has forgotten we exist.  (Jane Wagner)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #947 on: May 22, 2012, 12:07:30 AM »
You know where my god is? Where my spirituality is? It's knowing that every atom in your body was birthed in the broiling guts of a star that once fantastically exploded. It's breathing in the same air as the dinosaurs and it's seeing the Earth's scarred visage on the top of a mountain. It's in realizing that you are the latest iteration in ecological feedback loop going back billions of years. It's seeing the look in someone's eyes that triggers a veritable cascade of neurotransmitters making you weak in the knees. It is everything except a never present phantom. It is everything except being forced to love and praise a tradition which you also must fear. It is physical life. Life examined, life realized.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #948 on: May 22, 2012, 09:00:52 AM »
What mean and cruel things men can do for the love of god.  (W. Sommerset Maugham)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #949 on: May 23, 2012, 12:11:16 PM »
I don't think any religion makes any sense and I think people who are into that are really getting duped, and I don't think Judaism makes any more sense than Christianity, and I don't think Christianity makes any more sense than Scientology.  But here's a guy, L. Ron Hubbard, who told all his friends, 'Look, I'm gonna start a religion, 'cause I can't make any money as a science fiction writer.'  I mean, he admitted that publicly!  At least with Jesus Christ, you can't go talk to the guy.  (Howard Stern)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #950 on: May 24, 2012, 08:30:51 AM »
All that my work has shown is that you don't have to say that the way the universe began was the personal whim of god.  (Stephen Hawking)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #951 on: May 25, 2012, 07:21:18 AM »
The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty, and necessarily ends in the enslavement of mankind, both in theory and in practice.  (Mikhail Bakunin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #952 on: May 26, 2012, 06:45:06 PM »
The long term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise.  Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church’s public marks of the covenant – baptism and holy communion – must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel.  (Gary North)
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« Reply #953 on: May 28, 2012, 09:45:21 AM »
I see life as a dance.  Does a dance have to have meaning?  You're dancing because you enjoy it.  (Jackie Mason)
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« Reply #954 on: May 29, 2012, 08:20:19 AM »
I was not, and was conceived.  I loved and did a little work.  I am not and grieve not.  (epitaph - W.K. Clifford)
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« Reply #955 on: May 30, 2012, 07:48:54 AM »
I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools.  (Theodore Roosevelt)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #956 on: May 31, 2012, 07:59:55 AM »
The scientist believes in proof without certainty, the bigot in certainty without proof.  (Ashley Montagu)
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