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Our favourite Quotes

KENNY:

"I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure about anything" RICHARD FENYMAN, Quantum Physicist.

GINNY:

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts" BERTRAND RUSSELL, British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)


"A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; not a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of intelligence by words uttered long ago by ignorant men."
(Bertrand Russell).


JOHN:

"We are created sick and commanded to be well" Christopher Hitchens

"Absence of evidence, where there ought to be evidence, IS evidence of absence" [referring to the existence of God] Victor J Stenger use as future caption

and of course

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

STEVE LAWLOR:

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" by Carl.


"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? Richard Dawkins

"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further". Richard Dawkins


"Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it". Christopher Hitchens

BARRY RYDER:

Robert Ingersoll:
Every fact is an enemy of the church. Every fact is a heretic. Every demonstration is an infidel. Everything that ever really happened testifies against the supernatural.
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John Locke:
I find every sect , as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly; and where it fails them, they cry out, it is a matter of faith, and above reason.

Carl Sagan:
Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.

ALEX D:

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
-- Emo Philips

The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.
-- Gustaf Lindborg
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One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
-- Arthur C. Clarke

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
-- Bertrand Russell
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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
-- George Bernard Shaw

In the absence of fear there is little faith.
-- Michael Pain

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends! Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!
-- Ned Flanders

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.
-- Robert Ingersoll

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
-- Steven Weinberg

And finally, paraphrasing from someone I'm too lazy to look up (Douglas Adams? I'm sure he has a few, anyway) -
Using the human mind as a vehicle for unquestioning belief is like using an intergalactic starship as a doorstop.


Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
-- Seneca
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MARTYN MA

My favourite quote from an old school friend: -

"God? God? Where? ... Nah!!!"

Table of Contents

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Speakers%27 Corner - the reply re singing July 8, 2014 2:41 PM anonymous
Interesting and Amusing Passages April 29, 2013 12:12 PM anonymous
Awesome science March 27, 2013 10:15 AM anonymous
AGENDA - LAAG Midweek Meetup No2, 28th Aug 2012 August 28, 2012 11:13 AM anonymous
The Right Rev. R. Edwards - Blog 8 July 17, 2012 12:59 PM anonymous
Our favourite Quotes June 29, 2012 10:05 AM anonymous
The Right Rev. R. Edwards - Blog 7 June 19, 2012 1:25 PM anonymous
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