Interesting Quotes

“Question with boldness even the very existence of god. because if there be one, he must more approve of the homage to reason than that of blindfolded fear.”  Thomas Jefferson

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The moment you hold the absolute truth is the moment you became willfully ignorant and renounced critical thinking

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” — Galileo Galilei

And I love this one! “I think no more of taking another wife than I do of buying a cow.”  -Heber C. Kimball (Mormon Apostle)

“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.” -Marcus Aurelius

From the NOM website:  “Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.” –Voltaire
I love Voltaire

“Don’t search for the truth until you can face the fact that those things you believe to be true may not be true.” Lloyd Gerber

“Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.”
— George Carlin

“I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever.”  -Daniel J. Boorstin

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?
– Douglas Adams

“Don’t ever let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.” ~ Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” – Orville Wright

“Doubt is not the opposite of faith, certainty is!” ~ Paul Townsend

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Why then is there evil?” – Epicurus

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” – Christopher Hitchens

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