19th January 2012

“First there are men who only believe in ONE god, then they say that their god is the ONLY true one, then they believe that all other gods are false, and finally they believe that the one true god can only be worshipped in one way, and that those who do otherwise are vile monsters who should be killed.”

Nicholas Gascoine

13 Responses to “19th January 2012”

  1. R J Says:

    which goes to show that dumb-assed

    human beings can be talked into ANYTHING.

  2. chad gray Says:

    What makes one believe that out of ALL the religions in the world, theirs is 100% true and your beliefs are 100% false? What right do these morons have to attempt to instill fear in us by saying if we don’t believe in their ways, we will be punished. Get a life!

  3. archaeopteryx Says:

    Unfortunately, the fanatics do not just talk. They hector, intimidate and kill as well, given a chance, in the name of their unprovable deity. They bring their “merciful” god’s punishments to this side of the grave.

    It is very worrying and seems to be getting worse. In my bad moments, I fear that the endarkenment may be around the corner.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Where is solomon? This quote ought to get him going. What with all his “true god” mullarky.

  5. Atheist MC Says:

    Sinjin: Be careful what you wish for …:)

  6. John Says:

    It’s all in what the preachers tell them to do; how to act and behave; then how frenzied they can work them up with any message that justifies the preachers mind delusion and then also, enforces the control the preachers have.

  7. Xhim Says:

    On the other hand, try on this John Wesley quote: “Half of what I believe is false. I just don’t know which half.”

    BTW, in a few hours I’m off to visit my daughter in Taiwan, so I’ll be gone a few weeks. I know you’ll miss me!

  8. Data Says:

    The more you think about it, the stupider it sounds.

  9. Jeff Says:

    Xhim, at least Mr. Wesley got it HALF right, the half he knew was false but couldn’t identify. The only difference between most of the denizens of this site and Mr. Wesley is that we can identify in which half he was wrong – both of them. LOL.

    Also, sir, you will be missed – a believer with the willingness to engage with the bunch around here is rare, much less one who is willing to engage the brain before starting the fingers. Looking forward to your return.

  10. R J Says:

    XHIM…………………………………

    here’s the deal………….

    we WILL miss you. your statements and arguments are

    always thoughtful, and carefully presented. it’s a true pleasure

    for us to deal with ” gentle ” thinkers……………….and not

    hard-core dick-heads, or delusional fanatics…….and we have

    some of both !!

    have a great trip…………and when you come home, come back

    to AQOTD !!

  11. R J Says:

    XHIM……………….

    they gotta have computers in taiwan……so if you can,

    stay in touch.

  12. R J Says:

    SINJIN…..AT…..1449

    i would bet that he’s probably in

    a mental hospital.

  13. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Socipathy being what it is R j? I suppose you are correct.