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11-11-2017, 06:48 AM
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“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

― H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series

And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter
- Thomas Jefferson

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11-11-2017, 06:50 AM
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"When the sage points at the moon, the fool looks at the finger.”

- Old Chinese saying

And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter
- Thomas Jefferson

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11-11-2017, 07:04 AM
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When the Church says that, in the dogmas of religion, reason is totally incompetent and blind, and its use to be reprehended, this really attests the fact that these dogmas are allegorical in their nature, and are not to be judged by the standard which reason, taking all things sensu proprio, can alone apply. Now the absurdities of a dogma are just the mark and sign of what is allegorical and mythical in it.

Arthur Schopenheimer

And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter
- Thomas Jefferson

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11-11-2017, 07:13 AM
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It would be a very good thing if every trick could receive some short and obviously appropriate name, so that when a man used this or that particular trick, he could be at once reproached for it.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter
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11-11-2017, 07:33 AM
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“Some have made the love of God the foundation of morality. This too, is but a branch of our moral duties, which are generally divided in duties to God and duties to man. If we are to act merely from the love of God and a belief that is pleasing to Him, whence arises the morality of the Atheist?...Diderot, D'Lambert, D'Holbach, Condorcet, are known to have been among the most virtuous of men. Their virtues, then, must have some other foundation than the love of God.” (Thomas Jefferson) Consider
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11-11-2017, 12:35 PM
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“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.”

- Victor J. Stenger

"Throughout history, every mystery, ever solved, has turned out to be; Not magic."
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11-11-2017, 05:16 PM
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"Isn’t it true that one does something blameworthy or bad if one succumbs to believe those things that we want to believe when we know full well that the belief is undermined by the evidence. If out of a weakness of will, you allow yourself to believe something because of your emotional, psychological, or social needs, but not because you see good reasons in the form of evidence for it, aren’t you letting yourself down? You are letting all of us down. You are condoning believing in that way, you are lowering the bar for yourself and for everyone else, you are acknowledging that you cannot or you will not submit your beliefs to the arbitration of reason." (Matthew S. McCormick) Consider
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12-11-2017, 07:34 AM
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“Man did not weave the thread of life. He is part of it. Whatever he does to the world, he does to himself.” (Chief Seattle) Consider
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14-11-2017, 10:10 AM
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"When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent"
-Isaac Asimov

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14-11-2017, 01:17 PM
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"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." (James Madison) Consider
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