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Another good source for freethinker quotes

November 6, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Another good source for freethinker quotes

These (among numerous other quotes) are from a site called “My Favorite Quotes.”  Beware, neocons: These quotes might cause you to doubt that the United States was founded as a “Christian” nation!  Here are some of my favorites: “Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” [Thomas Paine] “There are matters in the Bible, […]

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Thought for the day

September 25, 2006 | By | Reply More
Thought for the day

“In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821)

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Superstition, Religion and Reason Quotes

September 24, 2006 | By | Reply More
Superstition, Religion and Reason Quotes

At this Cape Cod history and genealogy page, you can find a collection of hundreds of quotes regarding superstition and reason.  I had not seen many of these quotes before.  Here’s a sampling: A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill You have not converted a man […]

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Demi-gogs R Us

August 8, 2006 | By | 5 Replies More
Demi-gogs R Us

I wondered recently, during an idle conversation, whatever became of that monumental media presence Rush Limbaugh.  Now I know.  He’s been upstaged.  Check out the following quote: “They’re almost always biologists—the “science” with the greatest preponderance of women. The distaff MIT “scientist” who fled the room in response to Larry Summers’s remarks was, of course, […]

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A sampling of Bertrand Russell quotes

July 17, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
A sampling of Bertrand Russell quotes

Yesterday I wrote a post describing how I discovered Bertrand Russell while I was an intellectually frustrated and isolated teen-aged boy.  Back then, I was startled to see someone else who was publicly critical of religious institutions.  Thinking about those days yesterday provoked me to scour the Internet today for some of Russell’s well-known quotes.  […]

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Misc quotes regarding a) religion and b) the limited ability of humans to understand their world

July 7, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More
Misc quotes regarding a) religion and b) the limited ability of humans to understand their world

In my opinion, these are two topics that should always be discussed together.  I’ve collected these quotes over the years: Heaven: “a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.” –George […]

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Gay Rights “Not a Civil Rights Issue”?

June 15, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Gay Rights “Not a Civil Rights Issue”?

The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) supplies high school LGBT rights groups around the United States with a wealth of useful information, tools, and event and activity guides. For the last few years, I’ve appreciated the planning guides GLSEN provides as a source of brainstorming and public-relations hints. But looking through a GLSEN binder […]

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More time = shorter letter

April 12, 2006 | By | 41 Replies More
More time = shorter letter

“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” Blaise Pascal, (1623-1662) Lettres provinciales. Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.    Henry David Thoreau If I had more time, I would have written a shorter […]

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