Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

Aug 10, 2012 Full story: 1,536
How about posting some of your favorite quotes that speak to non-theism, Humanism, freethought, etc. Full Story

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1486 Dec 16, 2012
"My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety toward the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests." —George Santayana

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#1487 Dec 16, 2012
No religion has ever given a picture of deity which men could have imitated without the grossest immorality." —George Santayana

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1488 Dec 16, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>He was as bad as any other cultist in encouraging his acolytes to ridicule others for how they thought. He preached hate and intolerance.
Nope. Not even slightly.

It's not your fault you don't understand Hitchens. I wouldn't expect you to reach that high.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1489 Dec 16, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Not even slightly.
It's not your fault you don't understand Hitchens. I wouldn't expect you to reach that high.
I understand that bastard perfectly.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#1490 Dec 17, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>I understand that bastard perfectly.
Given your history of posting irrational and nonsequitur replies, I just don't believe you understand Hitchens.

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#1491 Dec 17, 2012
I don't think that there are many here that understand sarcasm, humor, humility, metaphor, or compassion.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1492 Dec 18, 2012
"Satan disguised himself as a snake
and through some persuasion got Eve to partake.
So God cursed the serpents though they committed no crime
And left the Devil unpunished which seemed perfectly fine.
For infinite wisdom, this god hasn't a clue.
If incompetence were a landscape, it'd be a spectacular view.
So sleep tight little serpent, enjoy your afternoon nap,
And take heart in knowing that you got a bum rap."
~ theatheistpig.com

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1493 Dec 19, 2012
"Yield to Temptation ... it may not pass your way again." --Lazarus Long

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1494 Dec 19, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
"Yield to Temptation ... it may not pass your way again." --Lazarus Long
"Do not pass a temptation lightly by; it may never come again." ~ Don Marquis

I wonder who stole it from whom.

Plagiarizing famous quotes and presenting them as his own original thoughts is also a favorite ploy of Terry Pratchett's. IOWs, his characters are genius so that makes him one too.

Give a man a fish?

xD

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1495 Dec 19, 2012
If that doesn't bring Bob back then he must be dead. That, or mum and dad saw what he was doing on the net.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1496 Dec 19, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Do not pass a temptation lightly by; it may never come again." ~ Don Marquis
I wonder who stole it from whom.
Plagiarizing famous quotes and presenting them as his own original thoughts is also a favorite ploy of Terry Pratchett's. IOWs, his characters are genius so that makes him one too.
Give a man a fish?
xD
Don's is definitely the older quote, thanks, I'll add it to my list.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day ... give a man a religion and he'll die of starvation while praying for a fish.

or is it -

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day ...teach him how to fish and he'll sit in a boat a drink beer all day.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1497 Dec 19, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
Don's is definitely the older quote, thanks, I'll add it to my list.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day ... give a man a religion and he'll die of starvation while praying for a fish.
or is it -
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day ...teach him how to fish and he'll sit in a boat a drink beer all day.
lol...not if the wife comes along.

You're welcome.
KittenKoder

Brisbane, Australia

#1498 Dec 20, 2012
"I want to improve my looks. Do you have an old pizza so I can scrape off the topping and use it as a face?" - KittenKoder

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1499 Dec 20, 2012
One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word. ~ Lazarus Long

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1500 Dec 20, 2012
History does not record anywhere a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help.-Lazarus Long

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1501 Dec 20, 2012
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense. -Lazarus Long

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1502 Dec 20, 2012
"Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor."

"Learning isn't a means to an end; it’s an end in and of itself."

-Lazarus Long

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1503 Dec 20, 2012
Why do you keep quoting a fictitious character whose author is a proven plagiarist?

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1504 Dec 20, 2012
"Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent." ~ Robert Heinlein

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1505 Dec 20, 2012
"Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing,'blasphemy' is the most amazing--with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place." ~ Robert Heinlein

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