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Old 07-25-2011, 02:30 AM
 
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"Most Irish Catholics don't follow the teaching of the Vatican in moral matters, happily use contraceptives, approve of divorce, don't accept the infallibility of the Pope, don't believe that bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Jesus, and have their own personal relationship with their own idea of God.

And some Irish Protestants, on the liberal end of Protestantism, don't seem to even believe in God.

So in practice most Irish Catholics are Protestants and most Protestants are Atheists."

Michael Nugent, Atheist Ireland Chairman
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:18 AM
 
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I don't know who said this, but I like it

To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click "I agree"
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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I don't know who said this, but I like it

To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click "I agree"


but think they know what it says
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Where knowledge ends, religion begins....... Benjamin Disraeli
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas: Oak Cliff
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"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."

"Each of those churches show certain books, which they call revelation, or the word of God. The Jews say, that their word of God was given by God to Moses, face to face; the Christians say, that their word of God came by divine inspiration: and the Turks say, that their word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from Heaven. Each of those churches accuse the other of unbelief; and for my own part, I disbelieve them all."


Thomas Paine, Age of Reason, Part 1
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. -Unknown.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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I forgot to add these. They are Christian quotes, but they do make a good case for atheism:

"(T)he feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." -Pat Robertson

“If positive Christianity means love of one's neighbor, i.e. the tending of the sick, the clothing of the poor, the feeding of the hungry, the giving of drink to those who are thirsty, then it is we who are the more positive Christians. For in these spheres the community of the people of National Socialist Germany has accomplished a prodigious work.” -Adolf Hitler, 1939 (3 months after Kristallnacht)
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Nothing is true, everything is permitted. Ezio auditore

Its to bad she won't live, but then again who does! Bladerunner.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
-Steve Weinberg (American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics)
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