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Knightly
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Date Posted:12/27/2008 5:02 PMCopy HTML

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."
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Bertrand Russell

thinking is a dangerous thing
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Re:Bertrand Russell

Date Posted:12/31/2008 9:35 PMCopy HTML

That's an absurd quote'

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Re:Bertrand Russell

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"Philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote:

"'Religion is based...mainly upon fear...fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.... My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.'"

thinking is a dangerous thing
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Re:Bertrand Russell

Date Posted:01/09/2009 1:30 AMCopy HTML

From slavery came religion. From religion came hope. From hope came freedom.

I can't say all religion has been bad.
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Re:Bertrand Russell

Date Posted:05/28/2009 2:25 PMCopy HTML

All religions and all --isms are forms of slavery, the individual succumbs. 

Just finished Susan Jacoby's, Freethinkers.  A History of American Secularism. 

Supporting separation of church and state, the First Amendment is anti-religion.

We're in trouble.  


Tom Paine's The Age of Reason considered essential reading today, cost Paine the glory that was his with Common Sense as solidifying the people to support the Revolution.  Jefferson invited him back to the country, but was much criticized for it.  

   
What goes around, comes around.
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Date Posted:05/25/2010 12:35 PMCopy HTML

 what goes around, comes around
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