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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1189 on: April 25, 2013, 07:52:48 AM »
Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.  (Jon Stewart)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1190 on: April 26, 2013, 07:58:03 AM »
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.  (Carl Sagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1191 on: April 27, 2013, 09:14:36 AM »
It’s 90 degrees in the shade in Jerusalem.  Where did Noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1192 on: April 28, 2013, 02:23:34 PM »
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.  (Isaac Asimov)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1193 on: April 29, 2013, 09:56:50 AM »
First they thought there are many gods, now they say there is one, but finally they will come to real number and realize that there is none.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1194 on: April 30, 2013, 07:54:00 AM »
When you will die you will be closer to god because after your death you will not exist.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1195 on: May 01, 2013, 08:38:01 AM »
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1196 on: May 02, 2013, 07:40:19 AM »
Children are born without religion; don't give them your neurosis.
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« Reply #1197 on: May 03, 2013, 09:24:19 AM »
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  (George Bernard Shaw)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1198 on: May 04, 2013, 01:28:12 PM »
Religions as a product of natural selection?  You can also say there are psychological predispositions which are understandable on Darwinian grounds. A predisposition to obey authority, for example, which might be very valuable for survival, especially for children. And that predisposition is automatically available to be parasitized by nonsensical ideas of superstition and religion.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1199 on: May 05, 2013, 09:15:41 AM »
If all exclusive religions are right, and everyone else is wrong, aren’t they all just wrong?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1200 on: May 06, 2013, 08:49:00 AM »
Prayers never bring anything.  They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy, but to the enlightened it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Xmas.  (W. C. Fields)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1201 on: May 07, 2013, 07:47:08 AM »
Religion demands perfect evidence from science, yet no evidence from itself.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1202 on: May 08, 2013, 09:21:51 AM »
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.  (Johannes Kepler)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1203 on: May 09, 2013, 08:24:20 AM »
Science literacy is a vaccine against the charlatans of the world that would exploit your ignorance.  (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1204 on: May 10, 2013, 07:44:44 AM »
Children are naïve - they trust everyone.  School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble.  (Frank Zappa)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1205 on: May 11, 2013, 08:11:29 AM »
Faith is nothing more than hope with a gambling addiction.  (Mark Chronos)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1206 on: May 12, 2013, 09:11:20 AM »
Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1207 on: May 13, 2013, 10:39:41 AM »
I never understood religion until I witnessed a shackled man being beaten into submission. "Trust me," said the torturer, "when you tell me what I want to hear, the suffering will stop."
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1208 on: May 14, 2013, 07:40:36 AM »
Interstingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God ar all answered at about the same 50% rate.  (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1209 on: May 15, 2013, 08:21:39 AM »
The idea of Christ is much older than Christianity.  (George Santayana)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1210 on: May 16, 2013, 09:15:40 AM »
Gods don’t kill people. People with gods kill people.  (David Viaene)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1211 on: May 17, 2013, 08:49:47 AM »
The death of dogma is the birth of reality.  (Kant)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1212 on: May 18, 2013, 06:54:05 PM »
Life is a vacation from two eternities, who wants to waste those precious years worrying about what happens when you get back to forever?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1213 on: May 20, 2013, 09:33:02 AM »
All churches beat the devil good, but they are very careful not to kill him!
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1214 on: May 21, 2013, 09:41:13 AM »

When you ask me to respect religion because people believe in it, I want you to remember something. I want you to remember that long ago your ancestors were not Christian or Muslim. They had their own culture and customs native to their heritage. Through military conquest religion spread itself through the Old World, and those distant relatives were faced with a choice: either accept Christianity/Islam or die a painful death. This was how most major religions today achieved their position of respect.

After Europe had been fully indoctrinated, the papal Doctrine of Discovery gave the authority to all good Christians to conquer the native peoples of the New World and claim that land for God and the Church. Millions died mercilessly and were even tortured by Christian heroes like Christopher Columbus.

Now, thousands of years later, when we no longer have to respect these beliefs upon pain of death, we are told that we should respect religion. We are told by those within even the non religious community that we should show respect to these ideas that have gained a place of vaunted privilege in our societies which are built upon the graves of any who dared question or challenge the authority of divine providence.

You think you are being rational. You think you are being reasonable. What you are really doing is propping up the last leg of human slavery to bad ideas and providing intellectual cover for religion to keep a place of honor and respect it never earned.

Please, stop protecting religion in the guise of false humility. Be honest and firm with your beliefs and never expect anyone to respect your ideas unless they earn it, and always be willing to be wrong. That is what it means to be a free thinker.

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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1215 on: May 22, 2013, 09:14:59 AM »
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.  (Salman Rushdie)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1216 on: May 23, 2013, 08:57:39 AM »
And on the trillionth day, Man created Gods.
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« Reply #1217 on: May 24, 2013, 08:12:04 AM »
Men tend to have the beliefs that suit their passions. Cruel men believe in a cruel God, and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly God, and they would be kindly in any case.  (Bertrand Russell)
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