Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.31.11
“No free man needs a God.” -Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born American novelist, world-class lepidopterist and synaesthete (someone whose mind associates colors with letters of the alphabet — a trait his son inherited). A native Slavic speaker who became a master of English prose. The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.28.11
“The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas — uncertainty, progress, change — into crimes… The Islamic Reformation has to begin here, with an acceptance that all ideas, even sacred ones, must adapt to altered realities. Broad-mindedness is related to tolerance; open-mindedness is the sibling of...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.27.11
“Parsons always seem to be specially horrified about things like sunbathing and naked bodies. They don’t mind poverty and misery and cruelty to animals nearly as much.” -Susan Ertz (1894-1985), British novelist. The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.26.11
“As long as all evils are believed somehow to fit into a divine, if mysterious, plan, the effort to eradicate them must seem on whole futile, and even impious…it is still felt, I believe, in many quarters, even in medical circles, that to mitigate the labor pains in childbirth is to blaspheme against the commandment that in pain children shall be brought forth.” -Walter Lippmann...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.25.11
“The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?” -Judith Hayes, senior writer for the American Rationalist; keeper of the website The Happy Heretic (happyheretic.com); author of a book by that name and another...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.21.11
“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.” -Albert Camus (1913-1960), French existentialist author. Preached a heroic atheism. In his story “The Myth of Sisyphus,” the hero, who is condemned to spend eternity trying to push a boulder up a...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.20.11
“Cults and sects and religions tend to be set up by men because they’re a power trip… Look at David Koresh of Waco fame. He tried to be a rock star and failed. As a prophet though, he got the rock star life, the sex, the drugs and worship, without having to be one…!” -Iain M. Banks (1954- ), Scottish science-fiction and fiction-fiction writer. Member of a group of...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.19.11
“The creationists’ fondness for ‘gaps’ in the fossil record is a metaphor for their love of gaps in knowledge generally. Gaps, by default, are filled by God.” -Richard Dawkins (1941- ), Kenyan-born British zoologist and evolutionary scientist. His landmark book The Selfish Gene argues that the gene, not the individual plant or animal, is the principal unit of...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.18.11
“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.” -L. Ron (Lafayette Ronald) Hubbard (1911-1986), American science-fiction writer and founder of Scientology. Claimed to be a nuclear physicist on the basis of a one-year collage course for which he received an F. During his stint in the Navy, he...
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.17.11
“Hands that help are far better than lips that pray.” -Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899), American politician and the most famous atheist of his day. Known as the “Pagan Prophet.” Son of a minister. The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.14.11
“Intolerance is the natural concomitant of strong faith; tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous.” -Will Durant (1885-1981), American philosopher and atheist. Author of the huge and hugely popular Story of Philosophy. His study of science and philosophy at a Jesuit seminary destroyed his religious beliefs. Excommunicated soon afterward for giving a...
Mom: Hey honey, i know its your first day and a new school. So if you don’t make any friends just text me so you don’t look like a loser. Love you do well. =)
Mom: are you coming home this weekend?
Me: I haven’t decided yet..
Mom: I am making your bed up and making cookies and all of your favorite foods and lining your pillows with ten dollar bills
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.13.11
“Mr. [William Jennings] Bryan [who prosecuted John Scopes for teaching evolution] was an honored friend of mine, yet this need not prevent the observation that the skull with which nature endowed him visibly approached the Neanderthal type… Those who would legislate against the teaching of evolution should also legislate against gravity, electricity and the unreasonable velocity of...
hahaha This dog RULES. fuckyeahdementia:
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.12.11
“If he is infinitely good, what reason should we have to fear him? If he is infinitely wise, why should we have doubts concerning our future? If he knows all, why warn him of our needs and fatigue him with prayers? If he is everywhere, why erect temples to him? If he is just, why fear that he will punish the creatures that he has filled with weaknesses? … If he is reasonable, how can...
Why You Should Feel Cheated, Deceived and Sickened... →
I feel DISGUSTED. Ugh. wilwheaton: If middle- and upper-middle-class families had the same share of the economic pie as in 1980, they’d be making an average of $12,500 more per year.
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.11.11
“That ‘religion is inherently irrational’ is surely true. Why one set of beliefs that are offered without argument or evidence rather than another?” -Noah Chomsky (1928- ), American linguist, MIT professor and left-wing political activist. The most important theoretical linguist of the past century. Grew up immersed in Hebrew literature and culture. MY religion, XXX, is...
mom: You will add the dog as your facebook friend RIGHT NOW!!
me: mom he’s a dog….
mom: He is FAMILY, add him or you are grounded!!!!
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.10.11
“If my own father were a heretic, I would personally gather the wood to burn him.” -Pope Paul IV (Giovanni Pietro Carafa, 1476-1559), Created the Ghetto of Rome; pronounced the Jews condemned to slavery by God. Yeah. Real nice. Just what one would expect from a loving man of God. -J! The Quotable Atheist
Quotable Atheist quote of the day 1.7.11
“People use the word ‘natural.’ … What is natural to me is these botanical species which interact directly with the nervous system. What I consider artificial is four years at Harvard, and the Bible, and Saint Patrick’s cathedral, and the Sunday School teachings.” -Timothy Leary (1920-1996), American psychologist, psychedelic drug missionary and 1960s...
A1 for Waffles
Mom: Do you want waffles or muffins for breakfast? Just text “A1” for waffles or “B1” for muffins.
Me: Why did you go through all that trouble? Why can’t I just text “waffles” or “muffins”?
Mom: We are texting in code! ;););) :)
Mom: A1 or B1?
Me: Mom. Yes.
Mom: I think I would rather have muffins. I’m making muffins