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."
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”
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.
Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (via thedragoninmygarage)
If the atheist complainer is so uncomfortable when they walk into a church that there’s something inside of them squirming and making them feel these feelings of hatred toward the cross of Jesus Christ, don’t you think it’s something inside of the atheist complainer that’s wrong?
I have a solution: Let’s do an exorcism and cast the Devil out of them and then they’ll feel comfortable when they walk into church.
Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, the official Republican nominee for House District 15 in the Colorado House of Representatives
Klingenschmitt made his remarks on his “Pray In Jesus Name” program while responding to a recent Supreme Court decision which upheld a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against a Wisconsin school district that had been holding its graduation ceremonies in a local church…
Klingenschmitt, a confirmed homophobic, demon obsessed, former Navy Chaplain, is no stranger to controversy. Previously Klingenschmitt has claimed President Obama is possessed by demonic spirits; and that regardless of what the courts on earth rule, Jesus will eventually rule against gay marriage and toss all gays into Hell.
H. L. Mencken