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Old 08-13-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Albert Einstein
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:14 AM
 
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""Shall we shoot them again for a bit?" "Yeah, why not?"(hitch - hiker's guide to the galaxy)


"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support."
-- John Buchan

"No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism."
--Annie Wood Besant
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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But these are the same atheists that modern day atheists quote all the time. Why not their death. You have yet to prove that I'm a liar about these quotes. Again, atheists have a lot of trouble with the proof 'thang' don't they? I've come to note, Arequipas, that you're really all talk, and full hot air. I wonder what your last words will be when you face that great unknown? Hopefully it will be shorter than that pseudo-intellectual pap you spew.
Christopher Hitchens Interview on His Own Mortality | HollywoodGrind (http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/christopher-hitchens-interview-on-his-own-mortality/ - broken link)

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Hitchens said if ever it is said that he became religious, or started to believe in God, that would be some sort of propanda by the religious community or side effect of cancer or the chemotherapy that made him no longer himself:

"The entity making such a remark might be a raving, terrified person whose cancer has spread to the brain. I can’t guarantee that such an entity wouldn’t make such a ridiculous remark, but no one recognizable as myself would ever make such a remark."
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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Christopher Hitchens Interview on His Own Mortality | HollywoodGrind (http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/christopher-hitchens-interview-on-his-own-mortality/ - broken link)
I guess Mr. Hitchens will see for himself, won't he? God bless his soul. I wish him the best. He has a nasty form of cancer, and I wish him well.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.....Bertrand Russell
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.....Bertrand Russell
Certainly not human intelligence. But wisdom is often praised. Take heed, sanspeur.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.....Robert G. Ingersoll
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.....Robert G. Ingersoll
This could well be the reason why atheists don't believe in God. If one isn't ignorant spiritually, or intellectually, one will find the inspiration that's in the Bible.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people" - Jesse Ventura

"Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw."
-- unknown

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
-- H. L. Mencken

"Men never commit evil so fully and joyfuly as when they do it for religious convictions"
-- Blaise Pascal


"Faith is believing something you know ain't true." - Mark Twain

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Benjamin Franklin
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Atheists do not believe in god because god is not intellectually feasible...Sanspeur

You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. - Richard A. Weatherwax
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