Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.30.10
“I’m very insulted when people say, ‘Well, without religion what’s to stop people?’ … How many people on death row are atheists? They all love Jesus and they all put a shiv to a Korean liquor store owner… I’ll tell you where God is. God is in jail! Someone does time, then all of a sudden he’s a Born-Again Christian!” -Adam Carolla (1964-...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.29.10
“State churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights… Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state,’ therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third US President. Deist and adamant church-state separatist. Clearly awesome.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.28.10
“Americans have become fascinated by angels and ‘out of body’ experiences and seem to be discarding the habit of critical thinking… The dissemination of pseudoscience, including such things as the fascination with near-death experiences and the growing belief by Americans — 34 percent of them — in reincarnation are dangerous. They help to break down the standards of...
(Balloon) Training Day →
I’m going to be one of the balloon handlers for the Spider-Man balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! So today I had to go to a mandatory training session. Aside from having to be up…
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.27.10
“Praying is like a rocking chair — it’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” -Gypsy Rose Lee (born Rose Louise Hovick, 1911-1970), American burlesque entertainer. Liked to deliver intellectually stimulating patter while stripping.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.24.10
“For people with God on their side, monotheists are a touchy lot… In Exodus, Moses gets the tribe of Levi to go with ‘sword at side’ and massacre 3,000 calf-worshippers. And we are supposed to celebrate such violation of the freedom to worship? … Why are they so touchy? The problem is partly that all monotheisms are, by their nature, anti-pluralistic. They’ve...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.23.10
Recalling listening to a sermon at around age 14: “It was communion time, where you eat this wafer and are supposed to be eating the body of Christ and drinking his blood. My first impression was, ‘This is a bunch of cannibals they’ve put me down among!’ … It wasn’t until I was beginning to do Star Trek that the subject of religion arose again… People were...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.22.10
“No man has ever sat down calmly unbiased to reason out his religion, and not ended by rejecting it.” -Henry Fielding (1707-1754), English novelist and dramatist. As a justice of the peace, issued a warrant for the arrest of a playwright for “murder of the English language.” HA!
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.21.10
“I’m sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don’t think there’s any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.” -Howard Stern (1954- ), if you don’t know who Howard Stern is, there is something wrong with you. ;-)
I love Dawkins!!! →
Also, I didn’t know you could “renounce” your baptism… I should look into that… Though my mom might have a heart attack… The End.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.20.10
“Religion is all profit. They have no merchandise to buy, no commissions to pay and no refunds to make for unsatisfactory service and results… Their commodity is fear.” -Joseph Lewis (1889-1968), president of Freethinkers of America. Founder of the Freethough Press Association and Age of Reason magazine. Author of An Atheist Manifesto; The Tyranny of God; The Bible Unmasked;...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.17.10
“Faith in the supernatural is a desperate wager made by man at the lowest ebb of his fortunes.” -George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish-born American philosopher.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.16.10
“It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.” -H.L. (Henry Louis) Mencken (1880-1956), American journalist and critic and a passionate doubter. He coined the phrase “Bible Belt.”
Fighting Evil by Moonlight... by ~d00li on... →
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.15.10
“Far from censoring offensive speech, a vibrant and diverse society should encourage it… For it is the heretics who take society forward… Every scientific or social advance worth having began by outraging the conventions of its time.” -Kenan Malik, Indian-born British writer.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.14.10
“I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator; by defending myself against the Jews, I am fighting for the Lord… I would like to thank Providence and the Almighty for choosing me of all people…” -Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.13.10
“The atheist, agnostic or secularist…should not be cowed by exaggerated sensitivity to people’s religious beliefs… Those who advocate a piece of folly like the theory of an ‘intelligent creator’ should be held accountable for their folly; they have no right to be offended for being called fools until they establish that they are not in fact fools.” -S.T....
Today is September the 11th →
I know everyone’s got a story about this day; where they were, what they saw, how they heard, who they were worried for. Since today is the day and I’m thinking about it, and I recently read a…
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.10.10
“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do on a rainy afternoon.” -Susan Ertz (1894-1985, British novelist)
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.09.10
On gay marriage: “If one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.” -Jimmy Swaggart (1935- ), Fundamentalist televangelist and inveterate, whore-fucking adulterer. Quotable Atheist also has this to say about Jimmy: His was a $150 million-a-year “ministry” until film of him taking prostitutes to motels and allegations of a ten-year...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.08.10
“I know few Christians so convinced of the splendor of the rooms in their Father’s house, as to be happier when their friends are called to those mansions.” -John Ruskin (1819-1900, English art critic and most famous cultural theorist of his day) Seriously. If the religious TRULY believe in heaven, why then are they so sad when loved ones die? And “because they’ll...
rstevens: I’m so sick of alternate universes where Hitler won. I want to see an alternate universe where DJ Jazzy Jeff became the action movie star.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.07.10
“Burn the libraries, for their value is in this one book [the Koran]… If these writings of the Greeks agree with the word of Allah, they are useless and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious and ought to be destroyed.” -Omar ibn al-Khattab, Omar I (c. 581-644) Great idea. >:-(
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 9.03.10
“The influences that have lifted the race to a higher moral level are education, freedom, leisure, the humanizing tendency of a better-supplied and more interesting life. In a word, science and liberalism…have accomplished the very things for which religion claims the credit.” -E. Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951, American publisher and editor of a muckraking socialist newspaper,...
EATAKU: The Alentejan Burger →
My Portuguese pork and clam burger, Alentejan style! I submitted this recipe as my entry in Sutter Home’s annual “Build a Better Burger” contest this year, but just saw I was not one of the 10 finalists named yesterday. So Sutter Home’s loss is your gain as I can now publicly share the…
Double Rainbow Guy Interview Almost As Good As... →
I love this. He looks NOTHING like I pictured him, though!