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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1450 on: February 04, 2014, 11:25:21 AM »
Fundamentalists can't compromise.  If they could, they wouldn't be fundamentalists in the first place.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1451 on: February 05, 2014, 01:31:11 PM »
The fool says in his heart: 'There is no God.'  The wise man says it to the world.  (Troy Witte)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1452 on: February 06, 2014, 09:41:30 AM »
So god can make a universe over 28 billion light years across containing billions of stars and planets just so a few apes on one single, insignificant world can worship him... but he can't be bothered to help a starving baby?  (Godfrey Zoan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1453 on: February 07, 2014, 02:36:06 PM »
Science is certain of nothing and requires proof of everything.  Faith is certain of everything and requires proof of nothing.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1454 on: February 08, 2014, 03:09:36 PM »
Some of the nicest, most caring people I've met have been religious - from all sorts of different but incompatible creeds. I don't hate them. I just hate the sad facts that they are wrong, they waste their own time, and they want to grab my kids.  (Geoff Mather)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1455 on: February 10, 2014, 10:59:29 AM »
Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family.  (Steven Colbert)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1456 on: February 11, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
I have a conundrum. If I tell you your spouse is being unfaithful, you demand proof. If I tell you that you have a life-threatening disease, you seek proof. If I tell you that there will be a Second Coming or Armageddon, you not only seek no proof, but accept such an unsupported statement as truth.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1457 on: February 12, 2014, 11:56:48 AM »
I’m a polyatheist - there are many gods I don’t believe in.  (Dan Fouts)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1458 on: February 13, 2014, 02:30:57 PM »
Animals do not have gods, they’re smarter than that.  (Ronnie Snow)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1459 on: February 14, 2014, 01:34:05 PM »
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god.  (Thomas Jefferson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1460 on: February 17, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »
The Ten Commandments are undeniably a sacred text in the Jewish and Christian faiths, and no legislative recitation of a supposed secular purpose can blind us to that fact. The first part of the commandments concerns the religious duties of believers: worshipping the Lord God alone, avoiding idolatry, not using the Lord's name in vain, and observing the Sabbath day.  (The U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1461 on: February 18, 2014, 09:40:56 AM »
The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example.  (Mark Twain)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1462 on: February 19, 2014, 10:37:05 AM »
"Raze those useless churches, mosques and temples and use the materials to build shelters, beds and dining halls for the needy. God dammit, practice what you preach!"
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1463 on: February 20, 2014, 12:50:28 PM »
Seeing a cross or a crucifix, to me, is a symbol of death and agony. Its not really the symbol I want tattooed on me, or worn on a chain.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1464 on: February 21, 2014, 11:54:16 AM »
A fanatic is a man who does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1465 on: February 22, 2014, 11:33:29 AM »
Phew I'm glad we came to our senses and worship a 2000 year old carpenter.  (Bart Simpson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1466 on: February 23, 2014, 10:38:51 AM »
Using the excuse "Religion also does some good" is like saying, "He may be a rapist, but he always uses a condom."
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1467 on: February 24, 2014, 10:40:30 AM »
If all the Bibles and Korans in the world could be recycled into something more useful, like toilet paper or something, maybe this species would have a slightly better chance of long-term survival.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1468 on: February 25, 2014, 11:44:03 AM »
How come God always drops in for good publicity? I've never known God to get bad publicity.  After any disaster - natural or otherwise - the few fortunate survivors will always be there spouting off about their prayers to God being answered and in so doing give credence to God. However, I have yet to read or hear anything from any of those whose prayers were completely ignored and who subsequently perished.  It's a win win situation as far as God is concerned.  (Anthony W. Allsop)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1469 on: February 26, 2014, 12:18:32 PM »
So let me get this straight, the unending, all-powerful force of creation that hand-made the universe funneled himself into the body of a human fetus and then teleported the fetus into the uterus of a married virgin. He then spent 30 years on earth walking around doing basically nothing and then one day rearranged reality to set in motion events that would lead to his own death...effectively committing suicide. He does this because his death will, for some or other reason, clear humanity's sin tally (which he, himself is keeping up in heaven). And then after his plans to get himself killed fall into place, he looks around and asks himself why he has abandoned himself?  Is that the basic gist of it?  (Hank Geurin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1470 on: February 27, 2014, 11:00:21 AM »
Existence for eternity could get a little boring, especially towards the end.  (Woody Allen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1471 on: February 28, 2014, 11:07:05 AM »
There's only one thing God lacks, and that's existence.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1472 on: March 02, 2014, 10:55:00 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 #1473 on: March 04, 2014, 11:17:29 AM »
Without ignorance god is nothing.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1474 on: March 05, 2014, 11:38:59 AM »
You are a good person because you fear damnation. I'm a good person without obligation.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1475 on: March 06, 2014, 12:04:39 PM »
Atheists make only a small percentage of the world population, and this proves that common sense is not so common.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1476 on: March 07, 2014, 10:02:39 AM »
Can I just pin you down a little here? What exactly is a god?  You don't know.  What is it made of?  You don't know. Where is it?  You don't know.  You learnt about it from a Bronze Age book that claims truth for itself.  And at your parents' knee.  Is that where your outrageous certainty comes from?  (Geoff Mather)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1477 on: March 08, 2014, 11:30:59 AM »
God and immortality, the central dogmas of the Christian religion, find no support in science.  No doubt people will continue to entertain these beliefs, because they are pleasant, just as it is pleasant to think ourselves virtuous and our enemies wicked.  But for my part I cannot see any ground for either.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1478 on: March 09, 2014, 02:33:15 PM »
In general, are people who promote science and skepticism pushy and rude?

Let's see:

Who is more likely to knock on your front door on a Saturday morning?

A. Religious people warning you about the threat of an impending apocalypse.

B. Scientists warning you about the threat of possible asteroid strikes or pandemics.



Which of the following is more common?

A. Religion advocates trying to force supernatural claims into classrooms.

B. Science advocates trying to force science into church sermons and Sunday school classes.



Which book are you more likely to find in the bedside table in a hotel room?

A. The Bible

B. 'Think: Why you should question everything'


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