31st December 2012

“Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself.”

George Carlin1937 – 2008

8 Responses to “31st December 2012”

  1. electra Says:

    Preach it, brother George!

  2. The Heretic Says:

    Yes please!!!

    “The most ridiculous concept ever perpetrated by H.Sapiens is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of the Universes, wants the sacharrine adoration of his creations, that he can be persuaded by their prayers, and becomes petulant if he does not recieve this flattery. Yet this ridiculous notion, without one real shred of evidence to bolster it, has gone on to found one of the oldest, largest and least productive industries in history.” [Robert Heinlein]

  3. Jeff Says:

    I do believe that I would be a supporter of a more radical form of George’s commandment – “Thou shalt take thy religion, roll it in a ball, and stuff it back up your rectum from whence it came.”

  4. Capt'Z Says:

    Not only convenient for atheists, who just don’t want to hear such piffle, but also biblically accurate:

    “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Matthew (whoever THAT was) 6-6

    Happy New Year, fellow travelers.

    P.S. Heretic – Just read Starship Troopers, my first introduction to RH’s work. 1. Glad it was nothing at all like the movie. 2. Glad he has a lot more books.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”

    -Albert Einstein

    Ever since I first read this quote I found a sense of validation in my skepticism. That rather than accepting that I was a contrarian, as so many accused me of, that I was rejecting the social biases of my upbringing.

    Some people like it when others agree with them for no other reason than belonging. I like to have confidence in my opinions, positions, and I like to be righted when I’m wrong. I never really think about belonging, I take that as a given or not.

  6. R J Says:

    best wishes to all for a happy and healthy and safe

    NEW YEAR !!!!

    R J

  7. Kittie Says:

    Sinjin – Thank you for such a lovely quote. I too have been discouraged to express my opinions as they “upset” people…

    This will be on my status update on FB – it will be interesting to see who has a comment… probably nobody – it isn’t jesus dribble.

    Incidentally – “pray for rain” so we can enjoy fireworks on New Years …the current call for prayer locally – and I will be damned if it didn’t rain a bit last night and is overcast and wet today. Another godly miracle in south texas

  8. archaeopteryx Says:

    Happy new year!