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  • okayrice1 okayrice1 Feb 3, 2013 2:29 AM Flag

    Praise the Lord

    "The most preposterous notion that #$%$ sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history."

    ~Robert A. Heinlein

    "Praying to god is flattering one self into thinking that with words we can change all of nature."

    --Voltaire

    "A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity."

    --Albert Camus

    "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."

    --William Harwood

    This 'crime' called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves.

    --Robert Ingersoll

    Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, "Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down. Amen!" If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.

    --Dan Barker

    They scorn all possessions without distinction and treat them as community property. They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So, if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time.

    --Lucian of Samosta on the followers of the new religion, Christianity

    Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect that core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit with the core belief.

    --Frantz Fanon

    That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be.

    --P.C. Hodgell

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    • What are you doing on this board?? Don't you know that Obama is coming to confiscate all of your guns? Shouldn't you be standing to post on the compound walls or hunkering down in a bunker or something?

    • " Believe as well as Contentment are fungible"

      FP

      • 1 Reply to fritzprince
      • norrie54@verizon.net norrie54 Feb 4, 2013 3:50 PM Flag

        FP... just for you

        1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

        2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

        3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright
        until you hear them speak.

        4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

        5. We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.

        6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

        7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it
        in a fruit salad.

        8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is
        research.

        9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

        10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of
        emergency, Notify:' I put 'DOCTOR'.

        11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the
        street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

        12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute
        to skydive twice.

        13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

        14. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a mechanic.

        15. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

        16. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and
        harder for me to find one now.

    • I like....

      "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." ----William Harwood

      And we can apply it to current events...

      "The difference between a tard's condemnation of Bush's deficits and debt (albeit not good and for sure not the pinnacle of the Gingrich surpluses) and a tard's commendation of bonobo's deficits and debts (over 4 times worse than Bush's) and destruction of the US economy is that a tard's faith in bonobo is holding 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." ---- S Evil

 
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