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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1044 on: September 07, 2012, 09:32:48 AM »
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.  Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way.  So I stole one and asked him to forgive me.  (Emo Philips)
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« Reply #1045 on: September 10, 2012, 12:58:18 PM »
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work.  I want to achieve it through not dying.  (Woody Allen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1046 on: September 11, 2012, 08:14:56 AM »
I wonder who got the job of scouring the planet for the 15000 species of butterfly or the 8800 species of ants they eventually took on board Noah’s ark. At least we got that magical rainbow for all their trouble.  (Azura Skye)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1047 on: September 12, 2012, 09:09:44 AM »
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.  (George Santayana)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1048 on: September 13, 2012, 09:14:07 AM »
As long as every question is answered by the word “god”, scientific inquiry is simply impossible.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1049 on: September 14, 2012, 08:52:57 AM »
We cannot permit any inquisition either within or without the law or apply any religious test to the holding of office.  The mind of America must be forever free.  (Calvin Coolidge)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1050 on: September 15, 2012, 06:22:10 PM »
As far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don’t know, 50,000,000 years of that I’d start to get a little bored.  (Rick Reynolds)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1051 on: September 17, 2012, 09:38:25 AM »
People who oppose evolution, and seek to have creationism or intelligent design included in science curricula, seek to dismiss and change the most successful way of knowing ever discovered.  They wish to substitute opinion and belief for evidence and testing.  The proponents of creationism/intelligent design promote scientific ignorance in the guise of learning.  As professional scientists and educators, we strongly assert that such efforts are both misguided and flawed, presenting an incorrect view of science, its understandings, and its processes.  (Botanical Society of America)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1052 on: September 18, 2012, 10:01:02 AM »
One of the proofs of the immortality of the soul is that myriads have believed it.  They also believed the world was flat.  (Mark Twain)
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« Reply #1053 on: September 19, 2012, 09:02:36 AM »
Blasphemy?  No, it is not blasphemy.  If god is as vast as that, he is above blasphemy; if he is as little as that, he is beneath it.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1054 on: September 20, 2012, 08:25:12 AM »
AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.  (Reverend Jerry Falwell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1055 on: September 21, 2012, 10:15:17 AM »
God is a word to express, not our ideas, but the want of them.  (John Stuart Mill)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1056 on: September 22, 2012, 02:17:36 PM »
In the fullness of time, educated people will believe there is no soul independent of the body, and hence no life after death.  (Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1057 on: September 24, 2012, 10:35:02 AM »
Fundamentalism isn’t about religion, it’s about power.  (Salman Rushdie)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1058 on: September 25, 2012, 08:40:56 AM »
The church is the world's great lost and found department.  (Robert L. Short)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1059 on: September 26, 2012, 09:28:49 AM »
Civil officials have no business meddling in private religious affairs.  (Thomas Jefferson, when asked to issue an official prayer proclamation)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1060 on: September 27, 2012, 08:20:10 AM »
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of the church. An atheist believes that deeds must be done instead of a prayer said.  An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.  He wants disease conquered, poverty famished, war eliminated.  (Justin Brown)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1061 on: September 28, 2012, 08:51:09 AM »
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly.  Men feared witches and burnt women.  It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.  (Justice Louis D. Brandeis)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1062 on: September 29, 2012, 06:41:25 PM »
If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.  (Voltaire)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1063 on: September 30, 2012, 07:19:23 PM »
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  (Martin Luther King, Jr)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1064 on: October 01, 2012, 10:12:13 AM »
So I'm sorry, I don't respect people who believe in religion.  I was religious when I was a kid.  We all had dumb stuff drilled into our head.  It doesn't mean when you get to be an adult you can't drill it out.  I tell you something else they drilled into my head when I was a kid, mercury in my cavities.  We found out later mercury is so bad we shouldn't even eat it when there is a trace of it in fish.  But it was drilled into my teeth.  So when I got older, I had it drilled out.  You can do the same thing with religion.  To talk about this terrorism situation without talking about religion is like talking about AIDS in America without talking about homosexuality.  You can do it; it will get you applause on Oprah; but it's not true.  (Bill Maher)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1065 on: October 02, 2012, 09:50:28 AM »
Fear believes, courage doubts.  Fear falls upon the earth and prays, courage stands erect and thinks.  Fear retreats, courage advances.  Fear is barbarism, courage is civilization.  Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts.  Fear is religion, courage is science.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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« Reply #1066 on: October 03, 2012, 09:36:05 AM »
I would rather open a child’s mind to wonder than close it with belief.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1067 on: October 04, 2012, 09:55:15 AM »
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good ground for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.  (Bertrand Russell)
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« Reply #1068 on: October 05, 2012, 09:31:03 AM »
A creed is an ossified metaphor.  (Elbert Hubbard)
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« Reply #1069 on: October 06, 2012, 06:18:26 PM »
Civilization will not attain to its perfection, until the last stone for the last church falls on the last priest.  (Emile Zola)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1070 on: October 07, 2012, 10:18:19 AM »
If your holy book gave laws about how to keep slaves, your holy book is disqualified as a source for developing a moral code.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1071 on: October 09, 2012, 12:11:35 PM »
Atheism, in its negation of gods is at the same time the strongest affirmation of man, and through man, the eternal yea to life, purpose, and beauty.  (Emma Goldman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1072 on: October 10, 2012, 12:14:28 PM »
The national Government sees in both Christian denominations the most important factor for the maintenance of our society.  (Adolf Hitler, speech at the Reichstag, March 1933)
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