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How is it that a people of faith, a people who have experienced grace, be so graceless? I feel competent to speak into this issue because I was for years (and perhaps am often still) one of those mean Christians. Loud. Arrogant. Pugnacious. How do we get to such a place?
~[another some xtian] Joe Thorn

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9/29/16 10:54 A

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"You will find men like him in all the world’s religions. They know that we represent reason and science, and, however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets."
~ Arthur C. Clarke

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9/29/16 10:51 A

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"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."
~ Richard Dawkins

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9/29/16 10:50 A

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"Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly."
~ Isaac Asimov

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9/29/16 10:42 A

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"From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind."
~ Nikola Tesla

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9/29/16 10:41 A

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"Religion is an insult to human dignity.

With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.

But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
~ Steven Weinberg

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9/28/16 10:26 A

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"A good king inspires loyalty. An evil tyrant demands blind obediance. A good king allows those who do not want to serve him leave in peace. An evil tyrant kills and tortures those who will not be slaves. This is why I could never be christian." - Michael

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9/28/16 10:26 A

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"It has served us well, this myth of Christ." - Pope Leo X

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9/27/16 10:06 A

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What baffles me most is how some Christians participate in online meanness and incivility. I’m not sure how people whose identifying characteristic is supposed to be love justify treating others with contempt because they disagree with them
~Susan M. Shaw

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9/27/16 10:00 A

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Christians are notorious for bad behavior...it appears that most people in our culture believe that Christians are about as trustworthy as car salesmen and lawyers.

And I will admit, I myself can behave pretty badly at times, and many of the Christians I know behave in far worse ways than many of the unbelievers I know. I am always amazed at the grace, love, support, and forgiveness that is found among the “unchurched” which is rarely found among those who go to church.
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9/27/16 9:54 A

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Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.
~ Marcus Aurelius

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9/26/16 9:04 A

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“I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.”
~ Richard Feynman

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9/26/16 9:03 A

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“I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here. I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.”
~Richard Feynman

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9/26/16 8:58 A

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“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It's their mistake, not my failing.”
~ Richard Feynman,

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9/22/16 11:21 A

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“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
~ H.G. Wells

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9/22/16 11:19 A

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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9/22/16 11:18 A

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"Asking, "If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?" is like asking, "If there is no master, whose slave will I be?" If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom who should detest."
~ Dan Barker

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"I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil—you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself."
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Religion is like a Penis.

It's fine to have one.
It's fine to be proud of it.
But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around.

- seen on Pinterest

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"God may be a delusion but the intolerance and harm that comes from faith is real.

Religious discrimination is something actually worth preaching against and the lack of fairness is a noble problem to tackle.

Fighting prejudice is one way to have a purpose-filled life."

–Dan Barker, Life Driven Purpose, pg 33

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9/17/16 10:28 A

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"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
~ Isaac Asimov, writer of 469 books, both fiction and non-fiction

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"Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly."
~ Isaac Asimov

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'What's the difference between an invisible, incorporeal, floating dragon who spits heatless fire and no dragon at all?'
~ Carl Sagan

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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
~ John Adams

misquoted by right wing hero Ronald Reagan as, "Facts are stupid things."

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"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. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away all this artificial scaffolding...

{Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823}"
~ founding father, Thomas Jefferson

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"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
~ Abraham Lincoln

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"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand."
~ Mark Twain

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"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection. But the basis of morality is really very simple and doesn't require religion at all."
~ Arthur C. Clarke

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"I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time."
~ Isaac Asimov

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Somehow, the dildo verses never made it into the Sunday school lessons I was toted to as a tot, but since the bible is a choose your own adventure book, cherry picked by believers and non-believers alike:

Ezekiel 16:17 Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them.

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"The most powerful nation on earth has millions of literate, educated citizens who actually believe a talking snake tempted a woman to eat a magic apple that caused her to be ashamed of her genitals? What chance do we have of talking sense to these idiots?"
- Abraham Sandwich

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“I do understand what love is, and that is one of the reasons I can never again be a Christian. Love is not self denial. Love is not blood and suffering. Love is not murdering your son to appease your own vanity. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or disobeyed your rules. Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being.”
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"Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure." "
~ H.L. Mencken

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“The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible.”
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“Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing "Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!" If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about the concept.”
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“Faith is believing what you know ain't so.”
~ Mark Twain

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“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
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“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”
~ Socrates, and every generation hence, about the next one

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“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
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“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.”
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"Many of the religious apologists out there are not stupid people, they are often brilliant. People working in the field of theology and philosophy smart people everywhere. What they are those religious apologists are smart people who can build these amazingly intricate rationalizations for whatever weird practice they favor. Whether it's ritual cannibalism, or praying to spirits, or treating women as chattel. And they always building this on terrible shaky foundation of false premises."
~ P.Z. Myers

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"Now, science cannot completely exclude the possibility of supernatural explanation. It is possible - though very unlikely - that our whole world is controlled by elves."
~ Jerry A. Coyne (Why Evolution Is True)

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“Whatever can be threatened, whatever can be shaken, whatever you fear cannot stand, is destined to crash. Do not go down with the ship. Let that which is destined to become the past slip away. Believe that the real you is that which beckons from the future. If it is a sadder you, it will be a wiser one. And dawn will follow the darkness sooner or later. Rebirth can never come without death.”
~ former evangelical Robert M. Price

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“Good grief. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, and at one another, in good spirit and without malice, then what fun can there be? If we must withhold all ribbing in the name of protecting everyone’s feelings, then we truly are a toothless society.”
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“Just remember, education (providing leadership for your kids as they learn life skills) is different from indoctrination (pouring ideas into their heads without inviting critical examination).”
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“Fear believes—courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays—courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism—courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science.”
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"When a claim is falsified in Science, everybody agrees that it is bogus. It's discarded, put into the trash bin of bad ideas. When a claim is falsified in Religion, it becomes a metaphor."
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"Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?"
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Religion is an idea, and, as an idea, it should be eligible for criticism, discussion, and yes, mockery. The only reason so many believers demand special exceptions be made for religious ideas is because they know full well that their ideas don’t hold up well under scrutiny.
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The religious righties are the only ones who claim that nothing once existed and they use that belief to try to prove their god. They claim that their god always existed, in violation of the "everything that was caused had a cause." Most people who study it seem to think the stuff that makes up the universe now has always existed. The religionists definition of "nothing" seem fluid to prove that which they are trying SCIENTIFICALLY to prove. It consistently amazes me that those who take no stock in science, try t use it (poorly, btw) to prove that which they desire to be true.

Either god always existed uncaused or the stuff that makes everything always existed uncaused. One requires less of a stretch of credulity. The one you select says more about you than the nature of the universe.
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The idea that the Christian god is just, is directly contradicted by the idea that the Christian god is merciful. Perfect justice and any mercy are necessarily directly in contradiction, because mercy is a suspension of justice.
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A god that does not manifest in reality is indistinguishable from a god that does not exist.
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"Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous erections in holy men."
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Sometimes when people [anger] me, I think, "what would god do?"...then I try to drown them.
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“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
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“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
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“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
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“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
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“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
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"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it not open." - Frank Zappa

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...what I want to happen to religion in the future is this: I want it to be like bowling. It's a hobby, something some people will enjoy, that has some virtues to it, that will have its own institutions and its traditions and its own television programming, and that families will enjoy together. It's not something I want to ban or that should affect hiring and firing decisions, or that interferes with public policy. It will be perfectly harmless as long as we don't elect our politicians on the basis of their bowling score, or go to war with people who play nine-pin instead of ten-pin, or use folklore about backspin to make decrees about how biology works.
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What has occurred over the course of the last few centuries is a growing (but by no means universal or certain) recognition that science gets the job done, while religion makes excuses. Sometimes they are very pretty excuses that capture the imagination of the public, but ultimately, when you want to win a war or heal a dying child or get rich from a discovery or explore Antarctica, you turn to science and reason, or you fail.
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“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”
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“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”

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When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.
Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.
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“The traditional arguments for the existence of God have been fairly thoroughly criticised by philosophers. But the theologian can, if he wishes, accept this criticism. He can admit that no rational proof of God's existence is possible. And he can still retain all that is essential to his position, by holding that God's existence is known in some other, non-rational way. I think, however, that a more telling criticism can be made by way of the traditional problem of evil. Here it can be shown, not that religious beliefs lack rational support, but that they are positively irrational, that the several parts of the essential theological doctrine are inconsistent with one another, so that the theologian can maintain his position as a whole only by a much more extreme rejection of reason than in the former case. He must now be prepared to believe, not merely what cannot be proved, but what can be disproved from other beliefs that he also holds.”
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“Reasonableness is a matter of degree. Beliefs can be very reasonable (Japan exists), fairly reasonable (quarks exist), not unreasonable (there's intelligent life on other planets) or downright unreasonable (fairies exist).
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Yet all the people quoted in my last blog say you cannot 'scientifically' prove or disprove God's existence. If they mean prove beyond any doubt they are right. But then hardly anything is provable in that sense, not even the non-existence of fairies.”
~ Stephen Law

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“It is straightforward—and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion.”
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“The difference between faith and insanity is that faith is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence, whereas insanity is the ability to hold firmly to a conclusion that is incompatible with the evidence.”
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“The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.”
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“Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?”
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“I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute - where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote - where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference - and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish - where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source - where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials - and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.

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“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”
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“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."

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"Atheism by itself is, of course, not a moral position or a political one of any kind; it simply is the refusal to believe in a supernatural dimension. For you to say of Nazism that it was the implementation of the work of Charles Darwin is a filthy slander, undeserving of you and an insult to this audience. Darwin’s thought was not taught in Germany; Darwinism was so derided in Germany along with every other form of unbelief that all the great modern atheists, Darwin, Einstein and Freud were alike despised by the National Socialist regime."
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“Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.”
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“...legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”
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"Italian towns are virtually destroyed by an earthquake, numerous people killed and the local priest says. "This was not an act of god, god wouldn't do that, it's nature because nature is unforgiving". So the omnipotent god is not so omnipotent after all. What a surprise."
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"Collective Fear stimulated herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd."
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A lot of folks have come to atheism NOT because they were hurt in any special way or in a single instance. If someone drastically changes their world view over a single event, they are susceptible to returning to their previous beliefs, regardless of which direction the change drove the person. A single event is weak evidence

Most atheists I know got there through a longish progression of investigation that left only one conclusion satisfying. The preponderance of the evidence (and lack of evidence) leaves only one conclusion logically tenable. To deny the facts of biology, astronomy, chemistry, archeology and physics is to lie to oneself, and anyone within earshot.

~sbm; response to a longish post from a preacher on another forum that insisted that ALL atheists got there because they were butt hurt over some slight or other, presumably perpetrated by his god.

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“You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
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(Picture of Jesus) "Dies "for your sins" ...without asking you, expects full payment & will have you tortured forever if you refuse." - seen on Pinterest

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“Once upon a time, people identified the god Neptune as the source of storms at sea. Today we call these storms hurricanes…. The only people who still call hurricanes acts of God are the people who write insurance forms.”

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“You’re allowed to believe in a god. You’re allowed to believe unicorns live in your shoes for all I care. But the day you start telling me how to wear my shoes so I don’t upset the unicorns, I have a problem with you. The day you start involving the unicorns in making decisions for this country, I have a BIG problem with you.”

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When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
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Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
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Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
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[If] Electricity comes from electrons,
[then] morality comes from morons.
~Robert Bruckner

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8/21/16 10:54 A

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You should be suspicious when people pile up anecdotes in favour of their pet theory, or when they practise the art of pseudo-profundity – uttering seemingly profound statements which are in fact trite or nonsensical. They often mix in references to scientific theory to sound authoritative.
~Stephen Law

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Some things may be beyond our understanding, and sometimes it’s reasonable to appeal to mystery. If you have excellent evidence that water boils at 100 °C, but on one occasion it appeared it didn’t, it’s reasonable to attribute that to some mysterious, unknown factor. It’s also reasonable, when we have a theory that works but we don’t know how it works, to say that this is currently a mystery. But the more we rely on mystery to get us out of intellectual trouble, or the more we use it as a carpet under which to sweep inconvenient facts, the more vulnerable we are to deceit, by others and by ourselves.
~Stephan Law

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One the one hand we have believers who claim there are supernatural beings requiring supernatural explanations for natural phenomena, whether it be Yahweh, Allah, Odin, Thor, Zeus, Baal, Ashtoreth, or a number of others. On the other hand there are atheists who reject these gods and goddesses as mythical beings.
~John W. Loftus

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“If God wants something from me, he would tell me. He wouldn't leave someone else to do this, as if an infinite being were short on time. And he would certainly not leave fallible, sinful humans to deliver an endless plethora of confused and contradictory messages. God would deliver the message himself, directly, to each and every one of us, and with such clarity as the most brilliant being in the universe could accomplish. We would all hear him out and shout "Eureka!" So obvious and well-demonstrated would his message be. It would be spoken to each of us in exactly those terms we would understand. And we would all agree on what that message was.”
~Richard Carrier

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'Yet she increased her whorings, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose emission was like that of stallions."
~Ezekiel 23:19 and 20

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