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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1479 on: March 10, 2014, 09:58:53 AM »
It's not God I'm against, it's his fan club!
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1480 on: March 11, 2014, 10:38:36 AM »
Religion has survived the ages, but so have mosqitoes.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1481 on: March 12, 2014, 10:24:40 AM »
The United States is no more a Christian nation because most of its citizens are Christians than it is a 'white' nation because most of its citizens are white.  We are Americans because we practice democracy and believe in republican government, not because we practice revealed religion and believe in Bible-based government.  (John Mill)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1482 on: March 13, 2014, 09:36:33 AM »
Coming from apes is so much better than coming from dirt.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1483 on: March 14, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
Science is the enemy of fear and credulity.  It invites investigation, challenges the reason, stimulates inquiry, and welcomes the unbeliever.  (Robert G. Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1484 on: March 15, 2014, 09:31:48 AM »
In the middle ages, when there was a hierarchical organization proceeding from the serf by gradual stages up to God, the chief virtue was obedience. Children were taught to obey their parents and to reverence their social superiors, to feel awe in the presence of the priest and submission in the presence of the Lord of the Manor. Only the Emperor and the Pope were free, and, since the morality of the time afforded no guidance to free men, they spent their time in fighting each other.

The moderns differ from the men of the thirteenth century both in aim and in method. Democracy has substituted cooperation for submission and herd instinct for reverence; the group in regard to which herd instinct is to be most operative has become the nation, which was formerly rendered unimportant by the universality of the Church.

Meanwhile propaganda has become persuasive rather than forceful, and has learnt to proceed by the instilling of suitable sentiments in early youth. Church music, school songs, and the flag determine, by their influence on the boy, the subsequent actions of the man in moments of strong emotion. Against these influences the assaults of reason have but little power."
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1485 on: March 16, 2014, 10:29:09 AM »
If God exists, and is the benevolent being, who loves everyone and forgives all who seek forgiveness, as he is foretold in the bible, why would he sanction the murder of thousands of his own creatures in his name?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1486 on: March 17, 2014, 11:17:53 AM »
I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.  (Woody Allen)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1487 on: March 19, 2014, 04:30:43 PM »
Evolution and cosmology represent two of the unifying concepts of modern science.  There are few scientific theories more firmly supported by observations than these. We do our children a grave disservice if we remove from their education an exposure to firm scientific evidence supporting principles that significantly shape our understanding of the world in which we live.  (American Association of Physics Teachers)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1488 on: March 20, 2014, 09:22:38 AM »
Religion is proof that we still aren't using our brains to their full potential.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1489 on: March 21, 2014, 06:36:02 PM »
Creationism - perhaps the most pernicious of the intellectual perversions now afflicting the American public.  (Arthur C. Clarke)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1490 on: March 24, 2014, 09:23:25 AM »
The Pope doesn't believe in God. Did you ever see a conjurer who believed in magic?
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1491 on: March 25, 2014, 02:36:19 PM »
No one wants to die.  Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.  And yet death is the destination we all share.  No one has ever escaped it.  And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.  It is life’s change agent.  It clears out the old to make way for the new.  (Steve Jobs)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1492 on: March 26, 2014, 09:37:55 AM »
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.  (Robert Ingersoll)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1493 on: March 27, 2014, 06:47:34 PM »
The only difference between religion and Santa Claus is that we are told at a certain age that Santa was made up.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1494 on: March 28, 2014, 12:01:25 PM »
Religious wars: Isn’t it ironic that our fear of death could actually be the death of us.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1495 on: March 31, 2014, 04:36:13 PM »
People will then often say “But surely it’s better to remain an agnostic just in case?  This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. If it turns out that I’ve been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would chose not to worship him anyway.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1496 on: April 01, 2014, 05:02:07 PM »
God is my favorite fictional character.  (Bart Simpson)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1497 on: April 02, 2014, 09:56:32 AM »
Before you pray for that second coming, you should at least prove the first one.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1498 on: April 03, 2014, 09:22:39 AM »
Out of anxieties fostered by fears and uncertainties born of ignorance, man fashioned a supernatural world of gods, demi-gods, heroes, and monsters in an attempt to explain the natural phenomena around him.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1499 on: April 04, 2014, 08:43:47 AM »
Jesus said he'd come back within about 60 years, or "Before the last of this generation leaves the Earth" or whatever the exact wording is, and it's now been 2,000 years.
How long are you going to sit at the table by yourself, looking pathetic, before you accept the fact that you've been stood up?  (Raymond K Hessel)
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« Reply #1500 on: April 05, 2014, 09:26:21 AM »
Every time you bring in faith into any equation, it makes problems more difficult to solve.  (Peter Boghossian)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1501 on: April 07, 2014, 08:38:48 AM »
I truly wish that Christians were created exactly in the image of god, then they wouldn't exist either.
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« Reply #1502 on: April 08, 2014, 10:06:56 AM »
When religion and common sense collide, common sense always loses.  (Tom Faller)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1503 on: April 09, 2014, 11:35:01 AM »
Your god is "more good" than the best person I can imagine? The Yahweh character isn't even as "good" as the homeless junkie pedophile who hangs out by the dumpsters at the Circle K!  I mean Ruby Red never EXTERMINATED ALL LIFE ON EARTH on a whim or sent freakin' BEARS to murder 48 kids, now did he? And he damn sure never tortured nobody for an eternity, let alone 95% of all Asians and East Indians who ever lived.  (Raymond K Hessel)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1504 on: April 10, 2014, 10:22:08 AM »
“I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing”.  (Douglas Adams)
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« Reply #1505 on: April 11, 2014, 09:46:00 AM »
I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious, unless he purposely shut the eyes of his mind & keep them shut by force.  (Mark Twain)
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« Reply #1506 on: April 13, 2014, 08:53:25 AM »
"The polemic against the family in the Gospels is a matter that has not received the attention it deserves. The church treats the Mother of Christ with reverence, but He Himself showed little of this attitude. "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" is His way of speaking to her. He says also that He has come to set a man at variance against his father, the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, and that he that loveth father and mother more than Him is not worthy of Him. All this means the breakup of the biological family tie for the sake of creed -- an attitude which had a great deal to do with the intolerance that came into the world with the spread of Christianity."  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1507 on: April 15, 2014, 09:43:18 AM »
If there's a catastrophe and modern civilisation gets erased, I bet in a few thousand years some prat will find a copy of Lord of the Rings and everyone will start worshipping Gandalf.
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