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.
Text message from a friend: Have you seen "The True Freethinker" on the web? Love to engage that guy.
Me: I have not seen that, but it already reminds me of a "true Scotsman". Google "no true Scotsman".
Friend: The True Freethinker is some asshole Theist. He sucks.
Me: When you look up "no true Scotsman" you'll see that anyone who claims to be the "true" anything, is an asshole.
I knew it! I’m surrounded by Assholes.