Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

17th March 2018

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

“The growth of Muslim faith schools runs the risk of undermining the coherence of British society.”

David Bell, Chief inspector of schools

16th March 2018

Friday, March 16th, 2018

“We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart.”

H.L. Mencken1880 – 1956

15th March 2018

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

“A priest told my mother she was 'living in sin' for having married a non-Catholic in a civil ceremony. Mind you, I'm quite happy to be regarded as a little bastard by the Catholic Church: they're far bigger ones than I ever will be!”


14th March 2018

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

“At this very moment there are religions, with countless adherents in this country [the UK], that teach that people can truly be possessed by demons, which must be exorcised, perhaps violently; that witches exist and must be punished or killed; that God has created women inferior and subject to men; that women are unclean and must be excluded from certain places and roles for that reason. These beliefs are actually against the law in this country and contrary to the universal declaration of human rights. Yet the duty of religious tolerance persuades us to overlook this fact.”

Minette Marrin

13th March 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

“It is inherent in religion that it freezes the scientific understanding of its time into superstitious dogma. When it starts to unpick its dogma, as it was forced, eventually, about the sun revolving round the earth, the whole edifice starts to crumble.”