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>Now you understand why I stick with the New Testament.
I agree.

Its onion-skin paper makes for excellent rolling papers.

It's like the shampoo and other amenities in hotels.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Now you understand why I stick with the New Testament.
So the Ten Commandments aren't important and we can remove them from our courthouses?

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Hedonist wrote:
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So the Ten Commandments aren't important and we can remove them from our courthouses?
I'm up in a ladder pulling them down right now.

I have already removed 1-4.

Another half hour and I'm done.

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Oct 11, 2012
 
Hedonist wrote:
“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)
I've always maintained that freedom of religon doesn't mean you have to have one.

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<quoted text>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?
I don't believe you are qualified to judge, but please, by all means, rant away- maybe you'll feel better.

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I'm up in a ladder pulling them down right now.
I have already removed 1-4.
Another half hour and I'm done.
Not a suprise in California- how's supporting 10,000,000 illegal immigrants working out for you?

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Not a suprise in California- how's supporting 10,000,000 illegal immigrants working out for you?
For me personally?

Great.

If you're asking me for my philosophical position?

I want to be a member of a society I respect.

And to me (not my original thought), the measure of a society is the DIGNITY with which it treats its weakest members.

When you want to decide on a political position, don't forget that these are human beings, real people, no different from you and me. Consider the dignity of the people, and of the position you take.

I guess what I'm saying is, don't dance around this stuff.

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Oh I see desperation! Change the subject change the subject! Lol!

So you avoid the OT so you should advocate the removal of the Ten Commandments.
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Not a suprise in California- how's supporting 10,000,000 illegal immigrants working out for you?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe you are qualified to judge, but please, by all means, rant away- maybe you'll feel better.
Hey, my judgement is based on what is in the bible, and I am very qualified to judge. You see I was once a Christain, and then I read the bible, and became a non believer because of reading it. The bible gave me a Christain, leeway, to judge everything and everybody, just like you lot do now. When I became a non believer, I did not throw away the ability to judge, I kept it, and I find it to be extremely useful. Maybe you should read the buybull and discover what a tool your god really is.
and btw, what you believe is as immaterial as it is ridiculous.

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Oh I see desperation! Change the subject change the subject! Lol!
So you avoid the OT so you should advocate the removal of the Ten Commandments.
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I'm more prone to advocate the removal of stoopid comments like yours. "Thou shalt not kill" makes more sense than "Thou canst kill people who don't believe".

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Catcher1 wrote:
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For me personally?
Great.
If you're asking me for my philosophical position?
I want to be a member of a society I respect.
And to me (not my original thought), the measure of a society is the DIGNITY with which it treats its weakest members.
When you want to decide on a political position, don't forget that these are human beings, real people, no different from you and me. Consider the dignity of the people, and of the position you take.
I guess what I'm saying is, don't dance around this stuff.
Illegals aren't members of society merely because they snuck into it, sport. Nice example of liberal thinking that is eroding the real society you got going there.

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Catcher1 wrote:
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For me personally?
Great.
If you're asking me for my philosophical position?
I want to be a member of a society I respect.
And to me (not my original thought), the measure of a society is the DIGNITY with which it treats its weakest members.
When you want to decide on a political position, don't forget that these are human beings, real people, no different from you and me. Consider the dignity of the people, and of the position you take.
I guess what I'm saying is, don't dance around this stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=sgj_KKATMAM

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Illegals aren't members of society merely because they snuck into it, sport. Nice example of liberal thinking that is eroding the real society you got going there.
Where do borders come from? What is nationality? What is citizenship?

When you understand the above more deeply, you'll understand Catcher's profoundly important point.

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So you realize you fcked up and are backtracking.
Nice. You just got Pwned yet again.

If you are in prison I understand believing in God I am with you. But why would smart free people believe in that? Bill Maher.
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I'm more prone to advocate the removal of stoopid comments like yours. "Thou shalt not kill" makes more sense than "Thou canst kill people who don't believe".

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Givemeliberty wrote:
So you realize you fcked up and are backtracking.
Nice. You just got Pwned yet again.
If you are in prison I understand believing in God I am with you. But why would smart free people believe in that? Bill Maher.
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Everything is just so black and white with you, meanwhile you think everyone must think that way0 it ain't so. Then you up and quote the mouthiest person on the tube- saying anything for a reation.

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"Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position." ~ Bill Maher

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"A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion." - Matt Groening

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Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Where do borders come from? What is nationality? What is citizenship?
When you understand the above more deeply, you'll understand Catcher's profoundly important point.
I understand his point of view- pity facts don't bsck him up. It makes you athiests crow when I cannot post proof of God's existence, yet his position of giving away America is perfectly acceptable to you. I had a better response than this, but my wifi is being temperamental and I'm not going to change this again.

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A bad person will do bad things but it takes religious faith to make good person do terrible things to their fellow man. :Dawkins.

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