If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine - but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good - and CARES about any of it - to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working.
It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
Susan B. Anthony
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
Scientific research confirms that humans are a link in the evolutionary life chain. There is no credible evidence for the existence of an immortal supernatural element. Our only life is here and now. Make it worthy of a moral person.
Keith S. Cornish
Hast thou reason? I have.
Why then dost not thou use it?
For if this does its own work,
what else dost thou wish?
To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin.
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine
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?