In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and religion, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World  (via artistsuffer)

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teachthemhowtothink:

nonplussedbyreligion:

Huxley


A facebook friend posted the lyric “Does man’s unbelief keep the Savior’s hands tied?” a few days ago.  I wanted so badly to reply “Well, yes.  Actually.  It does.”  And here’s the perfect quote and visual to go along with it.  A wooden puppet with no one to pull the string tied to its hands.  ~JJ

teachthemhowtothink:

nonplussedbyreligion:

Huxley

A facebook friend posted the lyric “Does man’s unbelief keep the Savior’s hands tied?” a few days ago.  I wanted so badly to reply “Well, yes.  Actually.  It does.”  And here’s the perfect quote and visual to go along with it.  A wooden puppet with no one to pull the string tied to its hands.  ~JJ

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What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

Aldous Huxley (via mohandasgandhi)