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.
Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma
John F. Kennedy (via rivitpunk)
I don’t know why liberal is such a dirty word. Considering its etymology, it’s link to the word ‘liberty’ - conceptually and linguistically - considering all the work ‘liberals’ do to defend civil liberties, why aren’t more liberals loud and proud about their affiliation?(via waxpolitical)
Liberal is a dirty word because the right (media personalities, corporate and political interest) have spent a great deal of time and energy demonizing it; equating it with soviet communism. Jon Stewart did a great segment the other night on the irony of conservative’s bitching about persecution with a classic montage reel of countless book and tv examples the word “liberal” being used as not only dirty, but downright scary. (DEMONIC -Ann Coulture)