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05-05-2014, 12:50 PM
This Makes Me A Very Happy Atheist
Essay By Bertrand Russel. Which excerpt is your favorite?


Mine is:
"How, in such an alien and inhuman world, can so powerless a creature as Man preserve his aspirations untarnished? A strange mystery it is that Nature, omnipotent but blind, in the revolutions of her secular hurryings through the abysses of space, has brought forth at last a child, subject still to her power, but gifted with sight, with knowledge of good and evil, with the capacity of judging all the works of his unthinking Mother. In spite of death, the mark and seal of the parental control, Man is yet free, during his brief years, to examine, to criticise, to know, and in imagination to create. To him alone, in the world with which he is acquainted, this freedom belongs; and in this lies his superiority to the resistless forces that control his outward life."




http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/arch...orship.htm

"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."- Albert Einstein.

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." Steven Hawking
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05-05-2014, 01:11 PM
RE: This Makes Me A Very Happy Atheist
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself..." - Carl Sagan.

You don't have to be religious to get all spiritual and trippy.

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05-05-2014, 03:40 PM
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(05-05-2014 01:11 PM)Sam Wrote:  "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself..." - Carl Sagan.

You don't have to be religious to get all spiritual and trippy.

No but pot helps..
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05-05-2014, 05:56 PM
RE: This Makes Me A Very Happy Atheist
(05-05-2014 03:40 PM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  
(05-05-2014 01:11 PM)Sam Wrote:  "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself..." - Carl Sagan.

You don't have to be religious to get all spiritual and trippy.

No but pot helps..

Goes without saying... Big Grin

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