Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

Aug 10, 2012 | Posted by: Hedonist

How about posting some of your favorite quotes that speak to non-theism, Humanism, freethought, etc.

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<quoted text>You fail to comprehend, yourself. We belong to God- just as my tools belong to me, to use or not as I see fit. If I abuse a tool, that's my choice and another person may not approve of the abuse, but tough- it's mine. Someday (propably Judgement Day), you will comprehend that it isn't your place to judge God- but gee, I doubt this makes sense to you.
Why would we give a shit what you do with your tools? Do your tools care what you do with them? You are probably not going to believe this, but as humans, we own the gods, all of them, even the broken ones like Jehovah. They are but the tools of mankind. And they get no choice in the matter, we are their creators, and we are their only life force. When we quit using them they cease to exist, except in history.

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<quoted text>I can't answer that until I run into one.
I think you get the idea.

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<quoted text>I've yet to meet anyone who exemplifies anything close to this, it may exist but not in my experience.
Apply it to your god.
Do you believe in absolute morality??

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Apply it to your god.
Do you believe in absolute morality??
Applied to God? No.

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Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Why would we give a shit what you do with your tools? Do your tools care what you do with them? You are probably not going to believe this, but as humans, we own the gods, all of them, even the broken ones like Jehovah. They are but the tools of mankind. And they get no choice in the matter, we are their creators, and we are their only life force. When we quit using them they cease to exist, except in history.
I did the "frog" thing- a metaphor. Also, since you have your way of thinking about these matters, I cannot help you. Thinking you own God is beyond laughable, but I dig where your head's at. See you on Judgement Day, sport. I have something to look forward to- you don't.

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<quoted text>Applied to God? No.
So you believe that god is not subject to morality?
So what does a christian base their morality on?

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So you believe that god is not subject to morality?
So what does a christian base their morality on?
His guidance. And that of His Son.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I did the "frog" thing- a metaphor. Also, since you have your way of thinking about these matters, I cannot help you. Thinking you own God is beyond laughable, but I dig where your head's at.
"Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent." ~ Marie de France

"Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. It has been the most serious and significant occupation of his sojourn in the world." ~ John Burroughs

"Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen." ~ Michel de Montaigne

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<quoted text>See you on Judgement Day, sport. I have something to look forward to- you don't.
And there it is, the threat of eternal punishment from you "all-loving deity". And the worst part is that you don' even see the dichotomy.

You better hope you picked the right deity. I bet you spent more time deciding which car to buy than you did deciding which deity to genuflect to.

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<quoted text>His guidance. And that of His Son.
Should the christian use god as an example?

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Should the christian use god as an example?
No- our priorities are a little different. His guidance is enough.

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"Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent." ~ Marie de France
"Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. It has been the most serious and significant occupation of his sojourn in the world." ~ John Burroughs
"Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen." ~ Michel de Montaigne
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And there it is, the threat of eternal punishment from you "all-loving deity". And the worst part is that you don' even see the dichotomy.
You better hope you picked the right deity. I bet you spent more time deciding which car to buy than you did deciding which deity to genuflect to.
Wrong again- I (notice) SPECIFICALLY did not threatenyou or remind you of Hell- only the absence of it (in case the Catholics got it right with Purgatory). As far as which choice took the longest, you are correct- God was and is an easy choice. You reeeeeally didn;t think that one thru, did you?

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>No- our priorities are a little different. His guidance is enough.
What guidance?

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<quoted text>No- our priorities are a little different. His guidance is enough.
Here is where I have a problem. It is obvious that the god you believe in can not(Or at least in the past has not, according to the bible) measure up to the moral standards of mere men. Why would you want to worship something like that? Don't take that as if I am trying to be mean, but really, how can you give a pass to a god that has such a poor track record?

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Here is where I have a problem. It is obvious that the god you believe in can not(Or at least in the past has not, according to the bible) measure up to the moral standards of mere men. Why would you want to worship something like that? Don't take that as if I am trying to be mean, but really, how can you give a pass to a god that has such a poor track record?
Maybe it is do as I say not as I do.

It has to be because of the amoral acts of the bible god.

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Here is where I have a problem. It is obvious that the god you believe in can not(Or at least in the past has not, according to the bible) measure up to the moral standards of mere men. Why would you want to worship something like that? Don't take that as if I am trying to be mean, but really, how can you give a pass to a god that has such a poor track record?
Now you understand why I stick with the New Testament.

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<quoted text>As far as which choice took the longest, you are correct- God was and is an easy choice. You reeeeeally didn;t think that one thru, did you?
WHICH GOD? Adonai, Jehovah, Allah, Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Xenu, Etc.(Take a look at " http://www.godchecker.com/" ; for a more complete list.)

Just because you Christians want to steal the name "God" for yourselves, doesn't mean that the others don't have just as much evidence for their existence (hint: none).

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“I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little tired of this freedom of religion thing.

When did religion get such a good name anyway? Be it the Crusades, the reformation genocides, troubles in Northern Ireland, the middle-East, mass slaughters supposedly in the name of allah, and then of course the obligatory reciprocal retributions.

Hundreds of millions of people have died in religious conflicts. Hitler did his business in the name of his creator, 9/11 was an act of religious extremism. It’s our greatest threat today – a holy jihad.

If we’re not ready to strip religion of its ‘sacred cow’ status, how ‘bout we at least scale back a little on the Constitutional dogma exalting it as all get-out.

Everybody should get to believe in his god, pray to his god, worship his god; of course. But to impose him on others, to victimize others in his name … the Founding Fathers of this country set out to prevent religious persecution, not to license it.…

At a certain point we have to say ENOUGH with this freedom of religion crap…yuck … yuck … yuck.”

~ Alan Shore, law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt (James Spader on Boston Legal)

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<quoted text>Now you understand why I stick with the New Testament.
Good for you! You're halfway done!

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<quoted text>Now you understand why I stick with the New Testament.
Of course I understand . When I was a believer, I used to say "We live in the new Testament" all the time!! It was the best way to shut down anyone who wanted to talk about the old law, etc... But here is the problem. That god in the old Testament is supposed to be the same god (father of Jesus)of the new Testament. So you can't really just pack him up and act like what he did before didn't happen. Let's face it, the god of the old Testament is a real wanker!!

I'm getting too tired to make this a long post, so consider that much for now.
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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I did the "frog" thing- a metaphor. Also, since you have your way of thinking about these matters, I cannot help you. Thinking you own God is beyond laughable, but I dig where your head's at. See you on Judgement Day, sport. I have something to look forward to- you don't.
Let's see, your god doesn't know how many legs insects have. He doesn't know that bats breast feed their young, and he was beaten by the iron chariot? Was that god created by anything other than man? No! He is solely mans creation.
Only man would see a three year old girl as a sex partner, if a god had created her, he would have known that her body had not yet matured. A human who is a pedophile would have no such qualms. There are about a thousand absolutes that disqualify the buybull god as a god. He is though a very sad look at the male human animal.

Do you consider Zeus, Kali, Pele as real gods, or were they created by men?

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