Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

25th May 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

“It is better to build a seismograph than to worship the volcano.”

Terry Pratchett

24th May 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

“What I find disquieting about the USA is the disconnect between what Americans say they believe, and the way their government actually treats people.”

Anon.

23rd May 2017

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

“Christianity: a sect, sustained by a self-perpetuating hierarchy owing nothing to democracy whose sole reason for existence is sustaining of a pointless rigmarole based on the irrationality of a faith in a whole gambit of mythical beings inhabiting a metaphysical existence.”

Anon.

22nd May 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

“Christianity in the 18th and 19th centuries was used to justify very violent societies, where it was thought impious to raise the level of the poor. The Levellers, however, saw the Bible enjoining no private property. It's amazing what different people can take away from the same text.”

Professor Simon Blackburn

21st May 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

“The formation of public policies should not be determined by, or strongly influenced by, beliefs that we are neither logically nor morally entitled to accept. From this point of view, it becomes clear why the Vatican's declaration about bioethics, ironically, is logically unjustifiable and therefore qualifies as immoral.”

Jim Fetzer