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Credulity

September 24, 2009 20 comments

Credulity may be a form of innocence, and even innocuous in itself, but it provides a standing invitation for the wicked and the clever to exploit their brothers and sisters, and is thus one of humanity’s great vulnerabilities.  Hitchens God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Countdown

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

We must also confront the fact that evolution is, as well as smarter than we are, infinitely more callous and cruel, and also capricious.  Investigation of the fossil record and the record of molecular biology shows us the approximately 98 percent of all the species that have ever appeared on earth have laspsed into extinction.  Christopher Hitchen God is not Great

Performance Review

August 18, 2009 1 comment

My med student had a nice Zinger this morning, I thought it worthy of mention in my Quotes section.

If God was my employee I would fire him for his incompetence.  -Gunter

Can you imagine keeping around an employee with God’s track record.  The plagues, the murders, the betrayals, the intolerance, the bigotry, the failure to get along with others, failure to take constructive criticism, mass starvation, the genocides…etc.   Folks, we CAN do better than this!!!

Can you imagine an HR professional reviewing his Resume?   ‘Well God, Why were you fired from your last job?”

Antipathy

August 15, 2009 1 comment

As I was driving home from my local grocer, I was listening to Tool (A staple in my music catalogue).  The album was one of their live ‘bootleg’ imports.  At the beginning of the 1st track there was booming voice saying ‘Think for yourself, Think for yourself, Think for yourself…’  As I was intently listening to Danny Carrey’s opening triplet patterns, the following quote dawned on me. 

I do not hate religion, however I hold the highest contempt for mankind, who ultimately created God.-Me

 

Blinded By the Light

August 15, 2009 Leave a comment

This will be my first Post in the ‘Great Quotes’ Section of my Blog.   Like most of you I am a reader.  I don’t always read anything particularly valuable or lofty, but at the least I find myself perusing headlines or checking out web-pages.  The more I read and the more I try to expand my worldviews the more I realize that most of what I think and say has largely been done before, or at the very least been lamented by greater minds than mine. 

Quote #1 comes from Heinrich Heine from his work Gedanken Und Einfalle.  I blindly stumbled on this quote as I was reading  Hitchens ‘God is Not Great.’  

“In Dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see.  When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind old men as guides.”