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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The serpent was right wrote:
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It never fails. The theists are always bringing up animal sex. I guess it's just the way their minds work.
I see your problem- you generalize. One person does something, so in your mind ALL those in that category do the same thing (in your head). You're no better than those you degrade. If you bother to l-o-o-k, you'll see that the original "K" and this troll are posting from two different ISPs- congrats, you took the bait.

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Oct 15, 2012
 
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I see your problem- you generalize. One person does something, so in your mind ALL those in that category do the same thing (in your head). You're no better than those you degrade. If you bother to l-o-o-k, you'll see that the original "K" and this troll are posting from two different ISPs- congrats, you took the bait.
Actually, he isn't the only theist that has mentioned animal sex on these boards. It happens more than you think

I was very clear in my first response to to him that this guy is a troll.(It may have been on a different thread). So you can come on down off of your high horse. I don't need you to point out the obvious to me.

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The serpent was right wrote:
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It never fails. The theists are always bringing up animal sex. I guess it's just the way their minds work.
Tells you something about religion. And the people attracted to religion.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I see your problem- you generalize. One person does something, so in your mind ALL those in that category do the same thing (in your head). You're no better than those you degrade. If you bother to l-o-o-k, you'll see that the original "K" and this troll are posting from two different ISPs- congrats, you took the bait.
So because he is a troll, he's not religious? He constantly comes from the side of religion, this particular troll.

Is he "not a true Christian"?

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Oct 15, 2012
 
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I see your problem- you generalize. One person does something, so in your mind ALL those in that category do the same thing (in your head). You're no better than those you degrade. If you bother to l-o-o-k, you'll see that the original "K" and this troll are posting from two different ISPs- congrats, you took the bait.
Says the idiot with no proof of god who was laughed out of this forum just weeks ago for spouting his anti-science Creationist nonsense.

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A young monk arrives in a monastery where he is put to work as a copyist.

After a few days, he notices that the monks making copies of the scriptures are all working from copies -- not the original. This alarms the young monk because he thinks of how easy it would be for mistakes to be repeated. And so he goes to the Head Monk and expresses his concerns.

"Yes, brother," replies the Head Monk, "you have a valid point. But this is the way we've always done it. Still, I better check to make sure there are no errors."

So off he goes to the cellar where he spends the entire night carefully consulting the original scriptures. In the morning all of the brothers go down to the cellar and find the Head Monk crying.

"What's the matter?" they ask.

Between the loudest of sobs, he groans: "The word is celebrate!"

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Oct 15, 2012
 
"The young specialist in English Lit,... lectured me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the Universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern 'knowledge' is that it is wrong.

... My answer to him was,'... when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.'"

~ Isaac Asimov

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Oct 15, 2012
 
"Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written.

And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes.

I personally resent it bitterly."

~ Isaac Asimov

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"Christianity is stupid. Communism is good. Give up! Give up!"

- Negativeland

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Says the idiot with no proof of god who was laughed out of this forum just weeks ago for spouting his anti-science Creationist nonsense.
If you WERE laughing, I didn't hear it. If you think being rude and uppity will make a difference to me, you're still wrong. If you think someone is going to get on here and provide you with a link to prove God's existence (or even claim to be able to) ain't gonna happen. I feel no pain or sorrow that I cannot provide the proof you demand but it is with a clear conscience that I tell you this. I've seen the results of God in my family and friends and felt his benevolence and love in my heart. It isn't the proof you demand, but it is the proof I need of His existence. Please, continue to be petty and logical, "Live long and prosper". I will live forever. You have only years.

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Hidingfromyou wrote:
"Christianity is stupid. Communism is good. Give up! Give up!"
- Negativeland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =x3F2WZyZdSQXX
Oh goody, you're endorsing communism, how liberal of you.

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The serpent was right wrote:
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Actually, he isn't the only theist that has mentioned animal sex on these boards. It happens more than you think
I was very clear in my first response to to him that this guy is a troll.(It may have been on a different thread). So you can come on down off of your high horse. I don't need you to point out the obvious to me.
Ah, you assume that if someone posts something at odds with your theme then they are a Christian- got it, only Christians would dare disagree or post inciting replies to get you buzzing like hornets- it's all so clear now!!

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Hedonist wrote:
A young monk arrives in a monastery where he is put to work as a copyist.
After a few days, he notices that the monks making copies of the scriptures are all working from copies -- not the original. This alarms the young monk because he thinks of how easy it would be for mistakes to be repeated. And so he goes to the Head Monk and expresses his concerns.
"Yes, brother," replies the Head Monk, "you have a valid point. But this is the way we've always done it. Still, I better check to make sure there are no errors."
So off he goes to the cellar where he spends the entire night carefully consulting the original scriptures. In the morning all of the brothers go down to the cellar and find the Head Monk crying.
"What's the matter?" they ask.
Between the loudest of sobs, he groans: "The word is celebrate!"
Good one!!!

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, you assume that if someone posts something at odds with your theme then they are a Christian- got it, only Christians would dare disagree or post inciting replies to get you buzzing like hornets- it's all so clear now!!
Here is what I am going to do for you(because I like you). I am going to paste my post under this comment. If you would be so kind as to tell me where I used the word "christian", I would sure be grateful.

"Actually, he isn't the only theist that has mentioned animal sex on these boards. It happens more than you think
I was very clear in my first response to to him that this guy is a troll.(It may have been on a different thread). So you can come on down off of your high horse. I don't need you to point out the obvious to me."

I will be waiting for your reply.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, you assume that if someone posts something at odds with your theme then they are a Christian- got it, only Christians would dare disagree or post inciting replies to get you buzzing like hornets- it's all so clear now!!
Oh, and just because I want you to have a fair chance at making me look like you claim, I will repost the original comment for you to tell me where I used the word "christian"....

"The serpent was right wrote:
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It never fails. The theists are always bringing up animal sex. I guess it's just the way their minds work."

Please let me know. I know I don't have your apparently superior reading comprehension skills, so your help would be appreciated.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Oh goody, you're endorsing communism, how liberal of you.
Honestly, I don't fully understand that song. I laugh and laugh, though, it's quite funny.

Since communism is stupid, and since they're shouting "give up! give up!" it almost feels like they're promoting Christianity. But then...their message doesn't quite suggest that.

Perhaps they're just making fun of people?

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The serpent was right wrote:
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Oh, and just because I want you to have a fair chance at making me look like you claim, I will repost the original comment for you to tell me where I used the word "christian"....
"The serpent was right wrote:
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It never fails. The theists are always bringing up animal sex. I guess it's just the way their minds work."
Please let me know. I know I don't have your apparently superior reading comprehension skills, so your help would be appreciated.
So...what are you trying to say?!? Are you saying that Christians aren't theists???

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The serpent was right wrote:
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Here is what I am going to do for you(because I like you). I am going to paste my post under this comment. If you would be so kind as to tell me where I used the word "christian", I would sure be grateful.
"Actually, he isn't the only theist that has mentioned animal sex on these boards. It happens more than you think
I was very clear in my first response to to him that this guy is a troll.(It may have been on a different thread). So you can come on down off of your high horse. I don't need you to point out the obvious to me."
I will be waiting for your reply.
Are you telling me that you don't use the two terms interchangably? If not, what is the difference between the two for you? There ARE religons that have animals playing some part in them B'nai B'rith comes to mind (ala Seales and Croft and my adviser in college), Hindu, and so on.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Are you telling me that you don't use the two terms interchangably? If not, what is the difference between the two for you? There ARE religons that have animals playing some part in them B'nai B'rith comes to mind (ala Seales and Croft and my adviser in college), Hindu, and so on.
Theism is a category for all people who believe in one or more deities. Christianity is a theistic philosophy, but then so is Islam, Hinduism, Catholicism, etc.

And, BTW, atheism would be a category for everybody who is not in the category of theism -- "a-theism" = "not theism". Again, with multiple philosophies such as Buddhism, Jainism, Humanism, etc.

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justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Are you telling me that you don't use the two terms interchangably? If not, what is the difference between the two for you? There ARE religons that have animals playing some part in them B'nai B'rith comes to mind (ala Seales and Croft and my adviser in college), Hindu, and so on.
You know, I have a deity living in my house. We give it rice and sake. In return, it protects the house.

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