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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1508 on: April 16, 2014, 10:27:02 AM »
What a queer work the Bible is.  Some texts are very funny. "When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken."  I should never have guessed "cheer up" was a Biblical expression. Here is another really inspiring text: "Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say, Amen."  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1509 on: April 17, 2014, 11:43:16 AM »
Your childish god can't even bring itself to forgive and forget, despite all the yammering you people do about forgiveness. It's STILL supposedly holding a grudge over some s**t your great-to-the-100th power grannie did, and it's willing to torture you FOREVER for it. (Raymond K Hessel)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1510 on: April 18, 2014, 09:43:22 AM »
When Christ said, "Take no thought for the morrow," it was very largely because he thought that the second coming was going to be very soon, and that all ordinary mundane affairs did not count.  I have, as a matter of fact, known some Christians who did believe that the second coming was imminent.  I knew a parson who frightened his congregation terribly by telling them that the second coming was very imminent indeed, but they were much consoled when they found that he was planting trees in his garden.  The early Christians did really believe it, and they did abstain from such things as planting trees in their gardens, because they did accept from Christ the belief that the second coming was imminent.  In that respect, clearly he was not so wise as some other people have been, and he was certainly not superlatively wise.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1511 on: April 19, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
Fear generates impulses of cruelty, and therefore promotes superstitious beliefs that justify cruelty. Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of the great fear which is superstition.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1512 on: April 20, 2014, 09:06:03 AM »
Historically it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if he did we do not know anything about him.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1513 on: April 21, 2014, 09:06:09 AM »
Atheists look for the right answers while religious people trust god to give them the wrong ones.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1514 on: April 22, 2014, 05:45:01 PM »
Sometimes when I’m watching the world go by I envy the patriots and the believers. I can only imagine how nice it must feel inside that big fat herd. So much certainty and confidence, so little confusion and frustration. Reassurance everywhere; doubt nowhere.

Sometimes I wonder how life would be if borders and gods made sense to me.
What if I stepped out into the stream? How would it feel to swim in those warm illusions and delusions? But I can never know. I’m contaminated by reason and condemned by thinking. The herd is forever beyond my reach because I’m still the child who dared to doubt and cared to ask.

I try to not to mock them because I know the joke is on me. For I’m the one left alone, a social creature on the edge of society, a friendly man with few friends. My only compensation: a small bit of pride for having been awake while I lived.

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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1515 on: April 23, 2014, 08:37:06 AM »
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.  (Carl Sagan)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1516 on: April 24, 2014, 12:31:06 PM »
If I'm wrong about Bigfoot, gods, psychics, astrology, miracles, ghosts, faith healing, homeopathy, UFOs, etc. please show me where I tripped up. Set me straight. I won't be upset. Far from it; I'll thank you for making me smarter.  (Guy P. Harrison)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1517 on: April 25, 2014, 08:15:44 AM »
I don't believe in heaven and hell.  I don't know if I believe in God.  All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life, the only thing I know to exist, to be wasted.  (George Clooney)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1518 on: April 27, 2014, 09:08:49 AM »
Religion – together we can find the cure.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1519 on: April 28, 2014, 12:30:20 PM »
The Muslims are not happy!

They're not happy in Gaza.
They're not happy in Egypt.
They're not happy in Libya.
They're not happy in Morocco.
They're not happy in Iran.
They're not happy in Iraq.
They're not happy in Yemen.
They're not happy in Bangladesh.
They're not happy in Afghanistan.
They're not happy in Pakistan.
They're not happy in Syria.
They're not happy in Lebanon.
They're not happy in Nigeria.
They're not happy in Chad.
They're not happy in Somalia.

So, where are they happy?

They're happy in Canada.
They're happy in Australia.
They're happy in New Zealand.
They're happy in Spain.
They're happy in Ireland.
They're happy in United Kingdom
They're happy in Italy.
They're happy in Japan.
They're happy in Germany.
They're happy in England.
They're happy in France.
They're happy in Sweden.
They're happy in Norway.
They're happy in the USA.

They're happy in every country that is not Islamic!  And who do they blame?
Not Islam.
Not their leadership. Not themselves. THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!
AND THEY WANT TO CHANGE THEM TO BE LIKE THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM, WHERE THEY WERE SO UNHAPPY!
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1520 on: April 29, 2014, 01:45:55 PM »
If somebody is going to sit across from me, and seriously try to convince me that a talking snake (who was really a red, hooved goat man and the incarnation of evil) got a rib lady to eat a wisdom-giving fruit, and THAT is why babies in Africa get devoured by vultures...You bet your ass I'm going to mock them.  (Raymond K Hessel)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1521 on: May 01, 2014, 08:28:57 AM »
Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog.  (Winston Churchill)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1522 on: May 02, 2014, 08:17:55 AM »
How can 47% of Americans believe Jesus is coming back? There's no evidence to show he was even here in the first place!
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1523 on: May 04, 2014, 05:33:15 PM »
Tell people there is an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.   (George Carlin)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1524 on: May 05, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »
Humanity won't wake up until the last religion is put to sleep.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1525 on: May 06, 2014, 09:58:55 AM »
If you think about it, the bible calls its people sheep, and Jesus their shepherd. Right away, one would think this as in insult, seeing how sheep are extremely stupid animals who will follow just about anyone willing to lead.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1526 on: May 07, 2014, 09:42:40 AM »
If you believe in a god simply because "everyone else" does, proves only that you have the "herd mentality" of a lemming.  It doesn't prove that your god exists.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1527 on: May 08, 2014, 09:01:13 AM »
The one thing that I think is really dangerous in many religions is that it gives people a gold-plated excuse to stop thinking.  (Daniel Dennett)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1528 on: May 09, 2014, 09:50:16 AM »
There are ten church members by inheritance for every one by conviction.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1529 on: May 10, 2014, 09:11:09 AM »
Faith is a term that makes ignorance sound like a virtue.
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« Reply #1530 on: May 11, 2014, 08:37:14 AM »
"What is the Soul?"  The most essential characteristic of mind is memory, and there is no reason whatever to suppose that the memory associated with a given person survives that person's death. Indeed there is every reason to think the opposite, for memory is clearly connected with a certain kind of brain structure, and since this structure decays at death, there is every reason to suppose that memory also must cease. I think the opponents of materialism have always been actuated by two main desires: the first to prove that the mind is immortal, and the second to prove that the ultimate power in the universe is mental rather than physical. In both these respects, I think the materialists were in the right.  Bertrand Russell  (1928)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1531 on: May 12, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »
A god capable of creating the entire universe and everything in it really shouldn't need donation boxes in his churches.
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1532 on: May 13, 2014, 08:56:42 AM »
A man's faith is just a subset of his beliefs about the world: beliefs about matters of ultimate concern that we, as a culture, have told him he need not justify.  (Sam Harris)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1533 on: May 14, 2014, 09:09:20 AM »
I should like to believe my people's religion, but alas, it is impossible. I have really no religion, for my God, being a spirit shown merely by reason to exist, his properties utterly unknown, is no help to my life. I have nor the parson's comfortable doctrine that every good action has its reward, and every sin is forgiven. My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.  (Bertrand Russell)
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Re: Quote of the Day
« Reply #1534 on: May 15, 2014, 08:05:29 AM »
The proper question is not why skeptics protest, but rather how anyone can learn of "child witches" being murdered in Africa and feel no moral obligation to promote skepticism. Who can hear the story about an ill baby suffering and dying because stubborn parents treated her with homeopathic water instead of science-based medicine and not feel disgust toward all pseudoscience and medical quackery? We all share this world together and when an elected leader thinks the Earth is six thousand years old or your neighbor believes that the position of a few stars determines what sort of day he/she will have, the stage is set for trouble. Dim thinking is dangerous thinking.  (Guy P. Harrison)
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« Reply #1535 on: May 16, 2014, 08:50:19 AM »
Science takes the jigsaw pieces and tries recreating the original image. Religion throws the jigsaw pieces away and scribbles all over the box.
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« Reply #1536 on: May 17, 2014, 09:22:57 AM »
Weak skepticism is the great unrecognized crisis of our world.  (Guy P. Harrison)
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