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If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
--Lyndon Baines Johnson
We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins. ― Andy Rooney About as straightforward as one might expect from such a plainspoken man. Thank you, Andy.
Thanks, Daniel. When I look back on my life, it's appalling how much time and energy I devoted to other people's agendas. But hey, everything I did seemed like a good idea at the time.
My few remaining days are inviolable. No time for telemarketers. Always more time for music.
Alan, your Kelly quote really spoke to me. There have been times when I could have said that, and the sentiment has been a driving force foe me. Not as fear, per se, but as motivation and drive, maybe. Thank you for posting that.
As for Ingersoll's influence, we have been in many wars since his time, recession and depression, and a lot more. Industry, government, and religious propaganda over the generations, and our short cultural memories, have faded his influence. And I think in general people were less religious then.
Great quotes from Ingersoll! He was a giant. Questions: If he was so powerful, why hasn't his influence been more lasting? Why isn't Ingersoll Day nationally recognized? Did any of his followers spread the word? Or have atheists and skeptics been marginalized, like homosexuals? And: with all the televangelists and other charlatans raking in big bucks...how come no atheist TV networks?
And were people more tolerant then? Today, I fear, Ingersoll would be picketed, vilified, and cyber-stalked.
Here 's another:
"Those who love God are not always the friends of their fellow-men."
Our new favorite dino has been compared in size to the space shuttle. That is like, the coolest thing ever. Imagine how long it took Jesus to make a saddle to fit that mofo.
--Comment on a blog thread
Thanks, Cat. Writing "if only" speeches is a form of therapy sometimes.
"THEOLOGY -- An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms not worth knowing." H.L. Mencken
Alan's talent wasn't so hidden... I was especially impressed by "Speechwriting for the Pope", his fantasy farewell speech for Pope Benedict's retirement, which I've shared and quoted.
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.-- Rosa LuxemburgThis is a lesson we seem to have to teach over and over again, whether we're talking about women, blacks, the LGBTQ community or us – atheists. When the majority have so dominated the conversation that minority positions have been lost in the noise, they need to be reminded that there are other opinions in the air, and that the tyranny of the majority is still a thing.
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