To: David Rice Msg #28, May-07-92 03:51PM Subject: Re: Mo

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From: Uucp Pvt To: David Rice Msg #28, May-07-92 03:51PM Subject: Re: Modern Myths From ucivax!webworm.berkeley.edu!web.berkeley.edu!e7-fb From: e7-fb@WEB.berkeley.edu To: David.Rice@ofa123.fidonet.org Date: Thu, 7 May 92 15:09:52 PDT Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight stiking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only got ourselves. -John Osborne Sounds a little like Rodney King's statement huh? An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. -John Buchan No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve. -Saki All religions begin with a revolt against morality, and perish when morality conquers them. -George Bernard Shaw Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world. -Ambrose Bierce We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -Jonathan Swift I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance. -Christopher Marlowe After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. -Fredrich Nietzsche Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. -Karl Marx It is necessary for men to be deceived in religion. -Marcus Terentius Varro Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. -Oscar Wilde Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. -Lord Morley Religion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the Government. -Bertrand Russell Government is impossible without a religion: that is, without a body of common assumptions. The open mind never acts. -George Bernard Shaw All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. -Stendhal Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin. -Anatole France The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next. -R.W. Emerson Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. -Ambrose Bierce The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. -Havelock Ellis Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence. -Jacques Maritain No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus. -George Bernard Shaw He who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity and end in loving himself better than all. -S.T. Coleridge Christian: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbour. -Ambrose Bierce God, that dumping ground of our dreams. -Jean Rostand The only excuse for God is that he doesn't exist. -Stendhal If God made us in His image we have certainly returned the compliment. -Voltaire God is for men and religion for women. -Joseph Conrad By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God. -Gloria Steinem If God wants us to do a thing, He should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till He does this before paying much attention to Him. -Samuel Butler It was the schoolboy who said, 'Faith is believeing what you know ain't so'. -Mark Twain Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate. -F.M. Knowles 'Faith' means not wanting to know what is true. -Friedrich Nietzsche Faith. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. -Ambrose Bierce I know many more, but that's all I can remember off the top of my head... I would like to know what you think of these. Flames welcome... Don Bromley (don@ocf.berkeley.edu) tiy

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