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Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Comment by Loren Miller on Thursday

Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn't have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.
― Andy Rooney

And some of those "devout" wear priest's collars!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Wednesday

“The actual foundation of racism is not ignorance and hate, but self-interest.” Ibram Kendi

IBRAM KENDI, ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING SCHOLARS OF RACISM, SAYS E...

Loren, it's my experience that we interpret subjective feelings as divine presence if we have been taught to do so. Then it's easy to convince yourself that you've "felt" the goddess or whatever.

Comment by Loren Miller on Wednesday

I tried to convince myself once, when I was a teenager, that I felt God. Alone in the sanctuary, accompanying my mom on an evening errand to the church. I stared at the ceiling and drew deep breath as quickly as I could. I told our youth minister in his ball cap that I had felt Him. That I was blessed.

But in the end, it was only the wind and the rain, making noise in the darkness.

― Darin Bradley

And I know exactly what Darin is talking about here, because through my confirmation class, I was doing the same thing and came up with exactly bupkis. The odd thing is that, because I wasn't heavily indoctrinated, I was more indifferent about the whole business than insulted at non-existent ham-handedness. As a result, my break with religion was far longer and more circuitous.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday

Thanks for the Bab 5 quote and video. I loved that show, in particular the cross-species love and camaraderie. The time travel plot twists too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

A great scene; it does echo Krauss and Sagan. Thanks, Loren. 

Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday

Okay, Joan ... by way of quotes and a bit of B5, here are Bruce Boxleitner and Mira Furlan as Captain John Sheridan and Delenn of the Mimbari in a brief but telling scene, one which echos words we've heard from the likes of Lawrence Krauss and Carl Sagan:

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

Well, here is further evidence I miss some good things by not watching TV. 

Thanks to you, Loren, I have been able to find and watch some excellent music, books & TV.

Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday

Joan, in this case, we're talking about television S/F.  Babylon 5 was designed as a "novel for television" and is the invention of J. Michael Straczynski, who created the characters and the series and wrote the vast majority of the episodes which described B5's five-year run.

I should mention, too ... JMS is an atheist!  [grin!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

I recignize what I miss by not reading fiction. I like the perspectve  of this Dukhat of the Grey Council. 

Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday

When one of us does a foolish thing, you should tell them it is a foolish thing. They can still continue to do it, but at least the truth is where it needs to be.
-- Dukhat of the Grey Council, Babylon 5

As Mimbari go, Dukhat was a pretty smart cookie.  Sadly, ol' Orange Julius doesn't have anyone like him to give advice, not that he'd listen.

 

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