Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

14th August 2017

Monday, August 14th, 2017

“In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God, that is, give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the hands of priests.”

Albert Einstein1879 – 1955

13th August 2017

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

“The church in its current form is dying in the West: that's for sure. What will take its place? And whence will it come?”

Andrew Sullivan

12th August 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

“The mildly offensive term 'values voters' to describe fundamentalists, evangelicals and the very religious generally should also be noted. The term seems to suggest that the irreligious, the secular and the moderately religious lack a concern for 'values' when they are merely possessors of different ones.”

John Allen Paulos

11th August 2017

Friday, August 11th, 2017

“In Malaysia, people who try to desert Islam can face compulsory "re-education". Under the far harsher regime of Afghanistan, death for apostasy is still on the statute book, despite the country's American-backed "liberation" from the tyranny of the Taliban. The Western world realised this when Abdul Rahman, an Afghan who had lived in Germany, was sentenced to die after police found him with a Bible. After pressure from Western governments, he was allowed to go to Italy. What especially startled Westerners was the fact that Afghanistan's parliament, a product of the democracy for which NATO soldiers are dying, tried to bar Mr Rahman's exit, and that street protests called for his execution.”

The Economist

10th August 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

“People who would leave a nine year-old child rape victim to die in pain when they could do something about it and then say their sadistic inaction is in accordance with the will of God ought to be rounded up and shot.”

Anon.