Friday, July 18, 2008

Atheism 101


"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

"Everyone is an atheist to most of the gods mankind has ever believed in, some of us just take it one god further."

-Richard Dawkins

"The most ridiculous concept ever perpetrated by H.Sapiens is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of his creations, that he can be persuaded by their prayers, and becomes petulant if he does not receive this flattery. Yet this ridiculous notion, without one real shred of evidence to bolster it, has gone on to found one of the oldest, largest and least productive industries in history."

-Robert Heinlein


Samuel Skinner said...

Muslims get mad when you draw Muhammed, and Catholics laugh. Catholics get mad when you steal a cracker and Muslims laugh. Both see the ridiculousness of the others position, but not their own.

You don't have to be immune to rationalization (by questioning your beliefs), but it sure helps if you want them to be true!

Gary Cruse said...

Well said, Samuel. And thanks for stopping by.