Thursday, 30 August 2007

More Atheisms that make sense

1. “George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.” - Sam Harris

2. “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours” -Stephen Roberts

3. “I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence” -Doug McLeod

4. “With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” -Steven Weinberg

5. “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” -Richard Dawkins

6. “The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike” -Delos B. McKown

7. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” - Albert Einstein

8. “Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.” -Chapman Cohen

9 “A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” -Albert Einstein

10. “Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church” - Unknown

11. “I do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use, giving us by some other means the information that we could gain through them” -Galileo Galilei

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Preya said...

Awesome list!

ManinVietnam said...

It is a good list isn't it? As soon as I saw it I knew I had to share it with my readers. Glad you liked it.

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