Archive for the ‘QOTD’ Category

10th December 2017

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

“I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind – that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.”

H.L. Mencken1880 – 1956

9th December 2017

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

“Misguided interpretations of quantum physics are a classic hallmark of pseudoscience, usually of the New Age variety, but some religious groups are now appealing to aspects of quantum weirdness to account for free will. Beware: this is nonsense.”

Amanda Gefter

8th December 2017

Friday, December 8th, 2017

“God is, as it were, the sewer into which all contradictions flow.”

Georg W. F. Hegel1770 – 1831

7th December 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

“Apologists for religion point to charitable works as some sort of justification for it. I answer: non-believers perform these, too, out of simple fellow feeling, not requiring the idea of pleasing a deity or getting into heaven to prompt them to it.”

A.C. Grayling

5th December 2017

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

“The main traditions of scholarship and jurisprudence in Islam – both the Shia school and the four main Sunni ones – draw on Hadiths (words and deeds ascribed with varying credibility to Muhammad) to argue in support of death for apostates. And in recent years sentiment in the Muslim world has been hardening. In every big apostasy case, the authorities have faced pressure from sections of public opinion, and from Islamist factions, to take the toughest possible stance.”

The Economist