Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

20th September 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

“The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.”

Voltaire1694 – 1778

19th September 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

“Islam is a totalitarian ideology. It rules every aspect of life – economics, family law, whatever. It has religious symbols, it has a God, it has a book – but it's not a religion. It can be compared with totalitarian ideologies like Communism or Fascism. There is no country where Islam is dominant where you have a real democracy, a real separation between church and state. Islam is totally contrary to our values.”

Geert Wilders

18th September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

“It took centuries for the West to shake off the control of the religious and make progress in science, technology and human rights. However, we are still required to be vigilant against religious power-seekers and against ideologies and cults which bear similarities to religion such as communism and fascism.”

Unknown author

17th September 2019

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

“In the storybook version most of us learned in school, the Pilgrims came to America aboard the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in 1620. The Puritans soon followed, for the same reason. Ever since these religious dissidents arrived millions from around the world have done the same, coming to an America where they found a welcome melting pot in which everyone was free to practice his or her own faith. The problem is that this tidy narrative is an American myth. The real story of religion in America's past is an often awkward, frequently embarrassing and occasionally bloody tale.”

Kenneth C. Davis

16th September 2019

Monday, September 16th, 2019

“Secular humanists argue that it is better to base decisions about moral principles on reasoned arguments rather than on appeals to perceived authorities or accepted dogma or particular interpretations of the word of God. Texts such as the Bible are not primarily concerned with moral teachings anyway. The most important message of the Bible, judging from the number of words devoted to it, is that it is vitally important to believe in the correct God.”

James Richmond