Tuesday, June 30, 2009

what they said

Religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
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A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
-Jose Bergamin, author (1895-1983)
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What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man's imagination?
-Joseph Campbell
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Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
-Napoleon Bonaparte
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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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Do you, good people, believe that Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden and that they were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey. I believe in the brain of man. I'm not worried about my soul.
-Clarence Darrow, American Lawyer and Civil Libertarian
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I have always felt that doubt was the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of God was the end of wisdom.
-Clarence Darrow, American Lawyer and Civil Libertarian
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