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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

Posted on December 18, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. ” -Bertrand Russell

Posted on December 18, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. ” – Francis Bacon

Posted on December 18, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows”. – Samuel Clemens

Posted on December 18, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” – George Bernard Shaw

Posted on December 18, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Posted on December 16, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“I do not claim that the architecture of the universe proves the existence of God. I claim only that the architecture of the universe is consistent with the hypothesis that mind plays an essential role in its functioning. . . . Some of us may be willing to entertain the hypothesis that there exists a universal mind or world soul which underlies the manifestations of mind that we observe. . . . The existence of a world soul is a question that belongs to religion and not to science.”- Freeman Dyson

Posted on December 12, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“When we hear the ancient bells growling on a Sunday morning we ask ourselves: Is it really possible! This, for a jew, crucified two thousand years ago, who said he was God’s son? The proof of such a claim is lacking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted on December 11, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“The church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors…. For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! Welcome atheism!” – Frederick Douglass

Posted on December 11, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?” -

Posted on December 9, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”-Galileo Galilei

Posted on December 9, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.” – D. H. Lawrence

Posted on December 9, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” – Albert Einstein

Posted on December 9, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. ” – Richard Dawkins

Posted on December 7, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.” – Leo Tolstoy

Posted on December 7, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment.” – Albert Einstein

Posted on December 6, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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“Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever …. Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.” – Aristotle

Posted on December 5, 2009 by rsteinerrf
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Realize that the motion of the heavens, with all the curved spaces and time warps and what-have-you, can be summarized in an equasion about an inch long. That is power. That is incredible. That is beautiful.

Posted on December 4, 2009 by Drew Stedman
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