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The Absurd Times God is Great? I’m tired of hearing “Allau Akbar shouted by terrorists in Syria

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on September 5, 2012

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“Stay away from churches, son. The only thing they have a key to is the shit house.” William S. Burroughs
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“God and patriotism are an explosive mixture.” Nicolas Sartorius
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“Religious belief is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness.” Dalai Lama
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“The religious always see their god when they look in a mirror.” Anon.
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“The trouble with atheists is that they just won’t stand still and let the religious burn them any more!” Anon.
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“Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s?” Friedrich Nietzsche
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“Opus Dei was more about humiliation than humility.” Véronique Duborgel
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“Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?” Arthur C. Clarke
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“You’re telling me a carpenter never nailed his wife?” Anon.
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“Democratic institutions should not be subject to the dictates of a celibate, autocratic and secretive caste.” Tom Hayes
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“It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of Religion, that we shall discover Truth, Reason and Morality.” Baron D’Holbach
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“The only reason Christians are not still burning each other is because the secular state stopped them.” Professor Simon Blackburn
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“The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“All thinking men are atheists.” Ernest Hemingway
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“If Mum had lied to me about God, had she also lied to me about Santa?” Ricky Gervais
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“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.” Victor Stenger
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“Telling an atheist he’s going to Hell is about as scary as a child telling an adult they won’t get any presents from Santa” Ricky Gervais
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“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
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“Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.” Isaac Asimov
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“Mythology is where all gods go to die… a fresh grave should be dug for the God of Abraham.” Sam Harris
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“God is no incomprehensible, mysterious super-being. He’s just every nasty little bigot’s big brother.” David Dalby
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“Born again? No, I am not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.” Dennis Miller
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“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Robert Byrne
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“I don’t believe God is a single parent who writes books.” Bill Maher
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“There is no sadder loss to mankind than a great mind dedicated to religion.” @NeilWootton
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“Religion is a man-made construct we create to deny the reality of our situation.” Anon.
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“America is one nation under God, but the God is called Mammon.” Anon.
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“Why are there are so many gods? Because each was invented by different men to take advantage of their fellow men.” Anon.
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“The first casualties of a religion’s establishment are the intentions of its founder.” Louis de Bernières
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“All the western theologies are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.” Tennesee Williams
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“Just a thought, but aren’t teenagers just about the most compelling argument against Intelligent Design you ever came across?” Anon.
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“God in his infinite wisdom has chosen to give me no logical reason to believe he exists. Who am I to argue?” @NeilWootton
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“The Church still wants everyone, not just its disciples, to adhere to its own particular version of life.” Richard Book
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“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day; Give him a religion, and he’ll starve to death while praying for a fish.” Anon.
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“I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.” Thomas Jefferson
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“Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers.” Bruce Calvert
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“I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist.” Ricky Gervais
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“I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue.” Bertrand Russell
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“It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” Mark Twain
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“Religion is wholly defined by people and most often they choose to be irrational in ways that harm other people” Anon.
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“The only difference between a church and a cult is real estate.” Frank Zappa
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Posted By Blogger to The Absurd Times at 9/05/2012 06:31:00 PM

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  1. Barry Wright said, on September 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Great one-liners but I would call this in general ‘unnecessary roughness’. Most great philosophers ( except Nietzsche of course) had some kind of religious beliefs accompanying their philosophical thinking. By some modern miracle we 21st century types have finally realized that all religions are harmful bullshit, oh really? Then how wonderful we are! When an atheist looks in the mirror he sees…a goddamned atheist ( couldn’t resist). Religions in general, if only wishful thinking writ large, have done a lot of good as well as sometimes bad. St. Augustine ( Bishop of Hippo in the 4th century) said that there was no true evil, only distortions of the good. He called it a ‘shadow’ force, prefiguring Jung’s idea. But, no question, ‘good’ religion has been used for evil.

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