Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

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

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“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1244 Oct 26, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>You were reeeeeally brainwashed, sport. It also indicates how weak you really are...instead of how strong you t-h-i-n-k you are. How sad, equating God with no free will- yup, you were brainwashed.
Brainwashed? You had to have, been looking in a mirror when you typed that post. LOL!

You are one of the little cars on the track, your speed is set and you can go nowhere the track doesn't take you.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#1245 Oct 26, 2012
"I gotta Pee"
Sexecutioner of Gwar

Since: Feb 09

Lexington, KY

#1246 Oct 26, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, that's one of the Christian trolls who follows some of us around being nasty. It's his thing. His other socks profess Christianity - though he's a pretty strict adherent to literalness and also is nasty to normal Christians.
I suppose it could be an elaborate lie designed to discredit Christianity. If so, it's failing. It mostly makes him look like an a&&hole. Also, he can quote scripture better than most people.
He's totally and utterly worthless as a conversant. So, easy to ignore.
Ah, you have a history with him. Thanks for filling me in, but I cannot accept that KK is a Christian- none that I know would be so crude, thoughtless and immature. Hmmm, I'll take your advice and ignore it's future postings. Quoting scripture isn't too hard, no harder than quoting famous freethinkers- it's the LIVING of the scriptures that most of us are weak in achieving. Example: you can recite historical names, dates and events without failure, but if you cannot put the pertinent facts into perspective and apply the lessons learned, you are doomed to repeat it. Much as I enjoy reading these quotes and stories on this forum, some of them are less worthy of relection and are simply assembled to incite inflammatory feedback (it has worked on me). there comes a point where it's time to lay down the plow and pick up the seeds and begin producing a crop.

Since: Feb 09

Lexington, KY

#1247 Oct 26, 2012
<reflection (as in reflective thinking, i.e. "How does this apply to ME">

Since: Feb 09

Lexington, KY

#1248 Oct 26, 2012
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Brainwashed? You had to have, been looking in a mirror when you typed that post. LOL!
You are one of the little cars on the track, your speed is set and you can go nowhere the track doesn't take you.
I'm afraid you're wrong- otherwise, you DO know God exists and you're simply believing that by DENYING His existence, you're "not on the track". Soooo, which is it:(a) God exists, but since you deny Him, you're exempt from preordained destiny, or (b), God doesn't exist and there is no preordained destiny that you insist I am subject to? Hmmmmm?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#1250 Oct 26, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, you have a history with him. Thanks for filling me in, but I cannot accept that KK is a Christian- none that I know would be so crude, thoughtless and immature. Hmmm, I'll take your advice and ignore it's future postings. Quoting scripture isn't too hard, no harder than quoting famous freethinkers- it's the LIVING of the scriptures that most of us are weak in achieving. Example: you can recite historical names, dates and events without failure, but if you cannot put the pertinent facts into perspective and apply the lessons learned, you are doomed to repeat it. Much as I enjoy reading these quotes and stories on this forum, some of them are less worthy of relection and are simply assembled to incite inflammatory feedback (it has worked on me). there comes a point where it's time to lay down the plow and pick up the seeds and begin producing a crop.
I prefer not to think of Troll-boy as Kitten Koddler - that's a real person. He's just abusing her name to hurt her. She's a nice person, an atheist, and he will do whatever he can to denigrate her character.

On another thread, he is using my name and a variation of my name. His immorality knows no bounds.

I don't agree with you about the Bible. I see it as almost entirely metaphorical - like any other religion's mythology. Yes, it has some wisdom in it, and so do other religions.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#1251 Oct 26, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I'm afraid you're wrong- otherwise, you DO know God exists and you're simply believing that by DENYING His existence, you're "not on the track". Soooo, which is it:(a) God exists, but since you deny Him, you're exempt from preordained destiny, or (b), God doesn't exist and there is no preordained destiny that you insist I am subject to? Hmmmmm?
B.

Your "destiny" is governed by the family, language and culture you were born into, your education and socialization thereafter. You are a product of your genes and your environment.

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#1252 Oct 26, 2012
“Why extremists always focus on women, remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to.

It doesn't matter what country they're in, or what religion they claim, they all want to control women, they want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions that we make about our own health and our own bodies.

Yes, it is hard to believe, but even here at home, we have to stand up for women's rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us, because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”

Hilary Clinton

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#1253 Oct 26, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Only if being bigoted and prejudiced is the "easy" way for you to be. I was raised a Baptist with seguays to Methodist, all the while living in a catholic neighborhood. The only thing clearly correct is the old "beer" jokes as applied to those religons.
Yet Catholics still account for the vast majority of the world's Christians.

Bigoted?

Well, I certainly don't agree with the Christian tenet of women having to keep quiet in church because it's shameful.

It's nonsense.

I trust you are in agreement with me on this?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1254 Oct 26, 2012
“A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.”

&#8213; Winston Churchill

Since: Feb 09

Lexington, KY

#1255 Oct 26, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet Catholics still account for the vast majority of the world's Christians.
Bigoted?
Well, I certainly don't agree with the Christian tenet of women having to keep quiet in church because it's shameful.
It's nonsense.
I trust you are in agreement with me on this?
Brains are not a matter of gender, nor is stupidity, so yes, I'm in complete agreement with you. I know of no "tenet" on it, other than the traditional catholics. Sooo, what is the % of catholics vs. the rest of Christianity, that you keep basing all your generalizations on?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1256 Oct 26, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
How little you know.
"Genderqueer" is not a gender.

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#1257 Oct 26, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Genderqueer " is not a gender.
So what are you?

Something permanent? Unchangeable?

If so, what?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1258 Oct 26, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
So what are you?
Something permanent? Unchangeable?
If so, what?
There is no changing the fact that I am female.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#1259 Oct 27, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Genderqueer " is not a gender.
How little you know.

Nano...we were talking about sex, not gender.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#1260 Oct 27, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>There is no changing the fact that I am female.
Female, Nano, is a sex. Not a gender.

<looks down, shakes head>

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#1261 Oct 27, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Brains are not a matter of gender, nor is stupidity, so yes, I'm in complete agreement with you. I know of no "tenet" on it, other than the traditional catholics. Sooo, what is the % of catholics vs. the rest of Christianity, that you keep basing all your generalizations on?
http://christianityinview.com/

Scroll down to a little less than halfway down the page.

Catholicism is way out in front.

Since: Feb 09

Lexington, KY

#1262 Oct 27, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>
http://christianityinview.com/
Scroll down to a little less than halfway down the page.
Catholicism is way out in front.
Soooo, you believe that catholics speak for the 700,000,000 Christians who are NOT Catholic? Do you speak for all athiests? Do you think I choose to speak for all Soldiers? This is the 2nd biggest fault I see on this forum- that you few athiests CHOOSE to believe that one Christian represents all, did you learn nothing in school about such prejudice?

Since: Apr 08

Watford, UK

#1263 Oct 28, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>Soooo, you believe that catholics speak for the 700,000,000 Christians who are NOT Catholic? Do you speak for all athiests? Do you think I choose to speak for all Soldiers? This is the 2nd biggest fault I see on this forum- that you few athiests CHOOSE to believe that one Christian represents all, did you learn nothing in school about such prejudice?
Let's just backtrack a little:

I said...
Khatru wrote:
Absolutely!
Condoms and Christianity - two words that don't mix.
Nothing wrong with that statement - we've all seen the evidence.

Choosing to distance yourself from mainstream Christianity, you said...
justagi wrote:
To be accurate (and less prejudiced), a former post had it most correctly, it's the catholics. Babtists, Methodists, Mormons, etc. say nothing about the love gloves.
To which I replied...
Khatru wrote:
You may be right about the Methodists, Mormons and Baptists.

However, you forget that Catholics represent the vast majority of the world's Christians.

So it's safe to say that Christianity does not like condoms.
Your response which didn't actually refute what I said went like this....
justagi wrote:
Only if being bigoted and prejudiced is the "easy" way for you to be. I was raised a Baptist with seguays to Methodist, all the while living in a catholic neighborhood. The only thing clearly correct is the old "beer" jokes as applied to those religons.
Noticing that you hadn't refuted what I said, I once more pointed out that the vast majority of Christians were on the other side of the fence from you.

I also referred you to something your Bible says...
Khatru wrote:
Yet Catholics still account for the vast majority of the world's Christians.

Bigoted?

Well, I certainly don't agree with the Christian tenet of women having to keep quiet in church because it's shameful.

It's nonsense.

I trust you are in agreement with me on this?
I liked your response - it was good to know that you don't believe everything the Bible says....
justagi wrote:
Brains are not a matter of gender, nor is stupidity, so yes, I'm in complete agreement with you. I know of no "tenet" on it, other than the traditional catholics. Sooo, what is the % of catholics vs. the rest of Christianity, that you keep basing all your generalizations on?
In answer to your question about percentages, I posted the following....
Khatru wrote:
http://christianityinview.com/

Scroll down to a little less than halfway down the page.

Catholicism is way out in front.
Which brings us full circle to where you said...
justagi wrote:
Soooo, you believe that catholics speak for the 700,000,000 Christians who are NOT Catholic? Do you speak for all athiests? Do you think I choose to speak for all Soldiers? This is the 2nd biggest fault I see on this forum- that you few athiests CHOOSE to believe that one Christian represents all, did you learn nothing in school about such prejudice?
Whoever gets the majority vote in your forthcoming elections will become President of the USA. He may not speak for you but it doesn't change the fact that he'll have the majority vote.

Catholicism has the vast majority of Christian thinking. It may not speak for you but it still has the major majority by a long way.

Based on that major majority and going back to my first post, what is more truthful to say?

1. Condoms and Christianity - two words that don't mix.

2. Condoms and Christianity - two words that mix well.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1264 Oct 28, 2012
“I don't believe in god. I don't believe in an afterlife. I don't believe in soul. I don't believe in anything. I think it's totally right for people to have their own beliefs if it makes them happy, but to me it's a pretty preposterous idea.”
— Joaquin Phoenix, Nylon Guys magazine, Winter 2008

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