Category Archives: quotable

Quotable Friendly Atheist

At least, Muhammad Syed, quoted on Friendly Atheist: There will never be reform or improvement if you are unwilling to even hear out ideas that are threatening to your beliefs. The complete lack of introspection, self-criticism, and demands for improvement … Continue reading

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Quoting Carl Sagan

“You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don’t see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it.” – Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP … Continue reading

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Lacking other ideas for a Saturday Post

Have some Terry Pratchett. Buzzfeed put together a nice set of quotes a while back. –edited to add– Equal Rites is a wonderful story about a young girl named Eskarina who at birth was given a wizard’s staff by inattentive … Continue reading

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Read the book, see the movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray

I’m in a Banned Book Club as part of my local Centre for Inquiry group and have been for several years. I used to report on the books we’d been reading and I think I’ll start that up again. This … Continue reading

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Quotable black atheist

Religion is so very deeply engrained in the black culture that it can be very difficult for young people to take the path of rationality and independence. With internet communities such as Facebook and YouTube there is no reason for … Continue reading

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Quotable Dawkins

When someone suggested to British evolutionary biologist and strident atheist Richard Dawkins that he pose questions about the big bang to a chaplain, Dawkins responded, “Why not the gardener or the chef?” Why not indeed? Unless the chaplain has done … Continue reading

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Happy Carl Sagan Day

The trouble with quote sites is they don’t always tell the reader where the original was printed. For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. … Continue reading

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