"Religion is regarded by the common people as true; by the wise as false, and by politicians as useful."  --Seneca the Younger (4 B.C.E.-65 C.E.).

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You have a right to your own opinions, but you do not have a right to your own facts.

-- Daniel Patrick Moynahan

Shit in one hand, pray in the other......which one gets filled first?


Well, there's also this:

Dream big dreams ... then put on your overalls.

If a person isn't prepared to work for what they dream or pray for ... FUCK 'EM!

You tell me we all are bad because of the Original Sin, so why should I trust you?

Napoleon Bonaparte was a soldier and politician. A practical man. He was an Atheist but sometimes thought religion was useful. He thought religion gave society a moral code and stopped the poor stealing from the rich. He said 'Nulle société ne peut exister sans morale. Il n'y a pas de bonne morale sans religion. Il n'y a donc que la religion qui donne à l'Etat un appui ferme et durable.'

This supports Seneca The Youngers three propositions.

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. 

Bertrand Russell

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of

Friedrich Nietzsche



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