Thursday, April 30, 2009

A few quotes

Hey I am just writing to type in a few quotes while I am here by some relatively famous authors/people. They will deal with concepts of God, Politics, Truth, Philosophy and maybe some obscure other ideas. Enjoy!

"They were offered the choice between becoming kings or the couriers of kings. The way children would, they all wanted to be couriers. Therefore there are only couriers who hurry about the world, shouting to each other - since there are no kings - messages that have become meaningless. They would like to put an end to this miserable life of theirs but they dare not because of their oaths of service." - Kafka

"All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses." Nietzsche

"Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances." - Nietzsche

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him." - Arthur C. Clarke

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men." – Carl Sagan

"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!" - Marquis de Sade

"In this area of public policy alone, the accommodations that we have made to faith will do nothing but enshrine a perfect immensity of human suffering for decades to come." - Sam Harris

McDonald: "Now a lot of people find great comfort from religion. Not everybody is as you are---well-favored, handsome, wealthy, with a good job, happy family life. I mean, your life is good---not everybody's life is good, and religion brings them comfort."
Dawkins: "There are all sorts of things that would be comforting. I expect an injection of morphine would be comforting---it might be more comforting, for all I know. But to say that something is comforting is not to say that it's true." - Interview between Sheena McDonald and Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins

Til next time, provided we don't encounter the end of times!

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