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Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
#76

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"Whence arose all the horrid assassinations of whole nations of men, women, and infants, with which the Bible is filled; and the bloody persecutions, and tortures unto death and religious wars, that since that time have laid Europe in blood and ashes; whence arose they, but from this impious thing called revealed religion, and this monstrous belief that God has spoken to man? The lies of the Bible have been the cause of the one, and the lies of the Testament of the other." (Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1794) Dodgy
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#77

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[size=undefined]"Why do Christians assume that the parable 'Kissing Hank's Ass' is about them?"
—James Huger [/size]
Don't mistake me for those nice folks from Give-A-Shit county.
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#78

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#79

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(11-30-2018, 08:59 PM)SteveII Wrote: First, his point would only excludes any conception of evolution as being undirected (a cornerstone of Darwinian evolution). It would not exclude any concept of evolution directed with a purpose (aka God/ID). Second, it is not an argument from incredulity. It is that Naturalism (the ideology) is self defeating. If our brains are a product of time and chance and survival and NOT for ascertaining answer to questions about ontology and metaphysics, we automatically have a defeater for thinking our brains are a product of time and chance and survival. 

Totally false. 
Evolution is *directed*, but only in the sense that brains in humans and all other sentient animals, promote survival. Brains are NOT a product of "chance" 
You clearly do not even understand the basics of Evolution and how it works, much less brains and how they work. Your ignorant unsupported claim about a "defeater" fails to account for ALL the brains in other animals. 

C.S. Lewis was an amateur expert on nothing.

Quote:“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Russian culture at the time of the revolution was, and remained a Christian culture. His explanation is false. The Christian culture which produced the revolution enslaved millions upon millions of Russian serfs. The gods had and have nothing to do with it. There is no evidence (just as Germany was a Christian nation that produced Hitler and National Socialism) that the gods produce a more moral culture. Basically this argument is one of Utilitarianism. The ends justify the means. What produces a desired result is justified. THAT is a slippery slope ethically, as any philosopher could explain to you.
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#80

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#81

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#82

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"First, however, I must deal with the matter of Jesus, the so-called savior, who not long ago taught new doctrines and was thought to be a son of God. This savior, I shall attempt to show, deceived many and caused them to accept a form of belief harmful to the well-being of mankind. Taking its root in the lower classes, the religion continues to spread among the vulgar: nay, one can even say it spreads because of its vulgarity and the illiteracy of its adherents. And while there are a few moderate, reasonable, and intelligent people who interpret its beliefs allegorically, yet it thrives in its purer form among the ignorant."

Celsus, 2nd Century
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#83

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#84

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#85

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(03-24-2019, 03:52 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 08:59 PM)SteveII Wrote: First, his point would only excludes any conception of evolution as being undirected (a cornerstone of Darwinian evolution). It would not exclude any concept of evolution directed with a purpose (aka God/ID). Second, it is not an argument from incredulity. It is that Naturalism (the ideology) is self defeating. If our brains are a product of time and chance and survival and NOT for ascertaining answer to questions about ontology and metaphysics, we automatically have a defeater for thinking our brains are a product of time and chance and survival. 

Totally false. 
Evolution is *directed*, but only in the sense that brains in humans and all other sentient animals, promote survival. Brains are NOT a product of "chance" 
You clearly do not even understand the basics of Evolution and how it works, much less brains and how they work. Your ignorant unsupported claim about a "defeater" fails to account for ALL the brains in other animals. 

C.S. Lewis was an amateur expert on nothing.

Quote:“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Russian culture at the time of the revolution was, and remained a Christian culture. His explanation is false. The Christian culture which produced the revolution enslaved millions upon millions of Russian serfs. The gods had and have nothing to do with it. There is no evidence (just as Germany was a Christian nation that produced Hitler and National Socialism) that the gods produce a more moral culture. Basically this argument is one of Utilitarianism. The ends justify the means. What produces a desired result is justified. THAT is a slippery slope ethically, as any philosopher could explain to you.

The only difference between a dictator and god is that god uses magic." 

I read this in a youtube comment section somewhere.....yes, youtube.
                                                         T4618
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#86

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(04-14-2019, 06:24 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: The only difference between a dictator and god is that god uses magic." 

I read this in a youtube comment section somewhere.....yes, youtube.

The only difference between gawd and an abusive spouse is...
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#87

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(04-15-2019, 06:13 AM)TheGentlemanBastard Wrote:
(04-14-2019, 06:24 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: The only difference between a dictator and god is that god uses magic." 

I read this in a youtube comment section somewhere.....yes, youtube.

The only difference between gawd and an abusive spouse is...

The only difference between gawd and satan.... gawd killed millions of people ...satan killed 10.  Oh, wait....
                                                         T4618
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#88

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"If we were dogs and God was a person, the cops would come and take us away."

- Anonymous.
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#89

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#90

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#91

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(04-06-2019, 07:46 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote: "First, however, I must deal with the matter of Jesus, the so-called savior, who not long ago taught new doctrines and was thought to be a son of God. This savior, I shall attempt to show, deceived many and caused them to accept a form of belief harmful to the well-being of mankind. Taking its root in the lower classes, the religion continues to spread among the vulgar: nay, one can even say it spreads because of its vulgarity and the illiteracy of its adherents. And while there are a few moderate, reasonable, and intelligent people who interpret its beliefs allegorically, yet it thrives in its purer form among the ignorant."

Celsus, 2nd Century
Wow. Things had already firmed up along familiar-to-us lines by the 2nd century. I'm going to have to look into Celsus, I had not heard of him before.
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#92

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"Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds other people in contempt. Whenever a man believes that he has the exact truth from God, there is in that man no spirit of compromise. He has not the modesty born of the imperfections of human nature; he has the arrogance of theological certainty and the tyranny born of ignorant assurance. Believing himself to be the slave of God, he imitates his master, and of all tyrants, the worst is a slave in power." (Robert G. Ingersoll)   Consider
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“The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion. Not anything can be studied as a science, without our being in possession of the principles upon which it is founded; and as this is the case with Christian theology, it is therefore the study of nothing.”

Thomas Paine.
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#94

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"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
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#95

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Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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#96

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"God, if he exists, is hiding so effectively that the world looks just as we would expect it to if there were no God; it doesn’t have any of the features we would expect to find if there were a God. All of our attempts to confirm his existence have come up empty handed. God is hiding so effectively that even by their own admission, the vast majority of believers admit that in order to believe they must do it by ignoring the contrary evidence and having faith. He is hiding so effectively, we must conclude, among other things, that he does not want us to believe. If he wanted us to believe, things would be different in a thousand obvious ways.  The believer should ask himself this question: isn’t it more reasonable to just acknowledge that the world looks just like there is no God because there is no God?" (Matthew S. McCormick)  Consider
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#97

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Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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#98

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“Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.” (H.L. Mencken)  Consider
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#99

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The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.

(Albert Einstein)
Why does the porridge bird lays his eggs in the air?

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To Nobodaddy

Why art thou silent & invisible,
Father of Jealousy?
Why dost thou hide thyself in clouds
From every searching Eye?

Why darkness & obscurity
In all thy works & laws,
That none dare eat the fruit but from
Thy wily serpent's jaws?
Or is it because Secrecy
Gains females' loud applause?

- William Blake
Why does the porridge bird lays his eggs in the air?

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