Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

15th July 2018

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

“For the church to criticize secular society while at the same time not looking in any way at itself for most people this is a reason they turn away from it. There's a huge credibility problem, and I wonder if they're capable of recognizing how much their currency is devalued. They don't have any moral authority.”

Colm O'Gorman

14th July 2018

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

“Even now, centuries after the basic biblical canon was established, there are still serious disagreements between Jews and Christians, between Catholics and Protestants, and among the various Protestant sects as to what books should be included in the Bible. The various Protestant sects also disagree about which of the many varying translations of these books should be used. Consequently, one cannot really believe in 'The' Bible – one is forced to choose 'a' Bible. Given that all allegedly are the word of God, all are basically unverifiable, and all are to some degree mutually exclusive, it is difficult to see how one may make such a choice.”

James Tracy

13th July 2018

Friday, July 13th, 2018

“It makes no sense that a god could create a human being and then take all the credit for its achievements but accept none of the responsibilities for its shortcomings.”

Anon.

12th July 2018

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

“The clergy believe that any power confided in me will be exerted in opposition to their schemes, and they believe rightly.”

Thomas Jefferson1743 – 1826

11th July 2018

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

“There are religious scientists and Darwinian churchgoers. But this does not mean that faith and science are compatible, except in the trivial sense that both attitudes can be simultaneously embraced by a single human mind.”

Jerry A. Coyne