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Comment by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on January 24, 2011 at 7:56pm
“Yet the more one is religious the less one dares to move toward certainty, to go beyond what one actually believes. I don’t deny anything, I believe in the possibility of everything.”
Marcel Proust
Comment by Matthew McGetrick on January 21, 2011 at 1:04pm
"Do unto others..." is a good rule of thumb. I live by that. Forgiveness is probably the greatest virtue there is. But that's exactly what it is--a virtue. Not just a Christian virtue. No one owns being good. I'm good. I just don't believe I'll be rewarded for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It's knowing that I try to do the right thing. That I lived a good life. And that's where spirituality really lost its way. When it becomes a stick to beat people with. "Do this or you'll burn in hell." You won't burn in hell. But be nice anyway. -- Ricky Gervais
Comment by William C. Walker on January 21, 2011 at 12:55pm
Wouldn't it be great if all Atheists donated books to libraries in commemoration of an Atheist friend ? Like the Xians do. Count the unread Xian book in any library - & cry WHERE ARE THE ATHEIST BOOKS ?
Comment by Matthew McGetrick on January 21, 2011 at 3:49am
Why don't I believe in God? No, no no, why do YOU believe in God? Surely the burden of proof is on the believer. You started all this. If I came up to you and said, "Why don't you believe I can fly?" You'd say, "Why would I?" I'd reply, "Because it's a matter of faith." If I then said, "Prove I can't fly. Prove I can't fly see, see, you can't prove it can you?" You'd probably either walk away, call security or throw me out the window and shout, "F---ing fly then you lunatic."  -  Ricky Gervais
Comment by William C. Walker on January 19, 2011 at 9:46am
I reject any religion which requires that I place my common sense & reasoning ability in suspension while I contemplate it. This precludes my acceptance of all organised religions.
Comment by William C. Walker on January 19, 2011 at 9:42am
Religion is much like modern medications. It has unfortunate side effects. It tends to narrow the mind & harden the heart of those who  'overdose'.
Comment by William C. Walker on January 19, 2011 at 9:35am
Xianity claims a moral ascendency & asserts that it improves conduct where it holds sway. Historically however,it has always had an adverse effect  : Bigotry, persecution, witch hunts, inquisitions & wars - WHEN IT HAD THE POWER>
Comment by Julien on January 19, 2011 at 6:38am
The 9/11 hijackers are in hell... the victims in heaven! Unless you agree with Al Qaeda, in which case the hijackers are in heaven and the victims in hell! Unless you're an atheist, in which case all of them are simply dead victims of stupidity. - Alan Harvey
Comment by Sarah N Mirza on January 19, 2011 at 5:52am
If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
Comment by Sarah N Mirza on January 19, 2011 at 5:50am
Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
 

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