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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1392 on: November 26, 2013, 09:49:07 AM »
Religion is a virus sustained by fear, gullibility and a tendency to believe ones elders. Rationality is the vaccine.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1393 on: November 27, 2013, 08:58:56 AM »
Atheist:  A person who believes in one less god than you do.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1394 on: November 28, 2013, 09:25:14 AM »
Religion began as a natural explanation of the universe. The problem started when people refused to accept new evidence.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1395 on: November 29, 2013, 09:52:49 AM »
To live without god beliefs is intellectually stimulating. To find one's own purpose and be responsible for one's own life is exciting. To be free of the imagined surveillance of good and evil spirits is liberating. To seek a peaceful world through work and friendship and civic action is life-affirming.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1396 on: November 30, 2013, 10:01:31 AM »
Religion is a prison of the mind and theists are institutionalized.  Meanwhile, the atheists have escaped after being falsely imprisoned.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1397 on: December 02, 2013, 12:29:52 PM »
Open bible/closed mind. Enough said.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1398 on: December 03, 2013, 06:34:47 PM »
A religious text should ideally not extend past three pages. Any longer and it tends to contradict itself.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1399 on: December 04, 2013, 09:46:32 AM »
Religion attacks us in our deepest integrity by saying we wouldn't be able to make a moral decision without it.  (Christopher Hitchens)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1400 on: December 05, 2013, 09:33:14 AM »
To be religious is to be obsessed with death and what happens after it. To be an atheist is to be obsessed with life and what happens during it.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1401 on: December 06, 2013, 09:36:49 AM »
What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man's imagination?  (Joseph Campbell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1402 on: December 07, 2013, 09:58:49 AM »
A believer states “everything must have a creator”, but fails to say how god was created.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1403 on: December 09, 2013, 10:18:56 AM »
We will be a better country when each religious group can trust its members to obey the dictates of their own religious faith without assistance from the legal structure of the country.  (Margaret Mead)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1404 on: December 10, 2013, 10:57:11 AM »
Religious beliefs cannot all be right, but they can all be wrong.  Herb Silverman)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1405 on: December 11, 2013, 11:21:59 AM »
If I gave you a hundred years to come up with a way to control the minds of millions of people, you'd probably come up with religion.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1406 on: December 12, 2013, 11:01:43 AM »
Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes.

But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1407 on: December 13, 2013, 09:55:53 AM »
Our inability to understand death has given us religion. Our inability to appreciate life has kept it (religion) flourishing.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1408 on: December 14, 2013, 11:50:06 AM »
Some theists say scientists are "playing god" but I don't see any scientists deliberately making babies that will die of cancer before they can even walk.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1409 on: December 15, 2013, 12:40:56 PM »
Believers are no different to the rest of us. No more happy/sad. No more fulfilled/unfulfilled. No more virtuous/wicked. In fact, the only noticeable difference is that they give control over their lives to someone else, to a fictional being and to an interesting but extremely flawed, book.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1410 on: December 16, 2013, 10:04:47 AM »
Reality, as we have seen over and over, operates independently of our beliefs.  (Guy P. Harrison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1411 on: December 17, 2013, 10:55:43 AM »
Atheism is evidence without certainty, religion is certainty without evidence.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1412 on: December 18, 2013, 11:01:28 AM »
Religious faith: an irrational comfort zone.  (Emer O'Kelly)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1413 on: December 19, 2013, 07:47:15 PM »
The best way to beat a bible thumper is with his own bible.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1414 on: December 20, 2013, 11:07:54 AM »
Religion asked atheism: “Atheism, why love me but hate you?”  Atheism responded: “Because you are a beautiful lie, and I am a painful truth.”



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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1415 on: December 21, 2013, 11:44:36 AM »
If you blindly follow his word without asking any questions or demanding to understand the logic behind it, you are, my friend, going against all democratic beliefs of society. We have a word for rulers that do that, they are called dictators.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1416 on: December 22, 2013, 12:20:21 PM »
I think that it’s safe to assume that anyone who claims they are in touch with God, is out of touch with reality.  (Ken Perrott)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1417 on: December 23, 2013, 07:46:47 PM »
What if you met an adult who still believed in Santa Claus, based on faith. Would you consider this person admirable for having such strong faith, such strong belief without evidence? Or would you consider him a fool for believing in something so preposterous without any evidence?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1418 on: December 24, 2013, 11:54:20 AM »
God is like Santa Claus; A great, amazing and lovely person but......untrue.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1419 on: December 25, 2013, 10:10:41 AM »
What really moves people to believe in God is not any intellectual argument at all.  Most people believe in God because they have been taught from early infancy to do it, and that is the main reason. Then I think that the next most powerful reason is the wish for safety, a sort of feeling that there is a big brother who will look after you.  That plays a very profound part in influencing people's desire for a belief in God.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1420 on: December 27, 2013, 11:27:23 AM »
I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, which preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’.  (Mike Fuhrman)
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