Quotation Of The Day


Quotation Of The Day

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Mark Twain's War Prayer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 13. 9 Replies

The Last American

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 8. 4 Replies

Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6. 37 Replies

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 25, 2017 at 7:48pm

Great Richard K. Morgan quote, Loren! I agree that  those who can't deal with the responsibility of living their own lives and want someone take over control are strongly drawn to god-memes. There are lots of others eager to exploit them as well.

Joan, I agree that inequality breeds crime, violence, and prejudice. But we'd still have criminals, prejudice, and violence even in a society of equal resource distribution. To me the big difference isn't inequality per se but whether the culture is Dominator or Partnership, inasmuch as Dominator culture is based on violence-enforced inequality not only regards resources but also respect. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2017 at 4:28pm

“In recent decades we have emphasized the value of teaching people 'tolerance.' Tolerance is not only inadequate, it is a negative concept which only alienates society further. Learning to tolerate absolves people of the responsibility of learning to understand different people, accept and appreciate their differences, and progress towards respecting them for who and what they are. It is only when we build acceptance between people that we will rid ourselves of the scourge of prejudice and liberate ourselves from violence.”
― Arun Gandhi, Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2017 at 4:13pm

"“When we over consume the Earth's resources, we create an economic imbalance in societies and in the world. Affluent people and affluent societies can afford to buy everything in large quantities. They have an abundance of wealth and think they have the license to waste. They use a great deal and leave others with very little. It is this imbalance between rich and poor that gives rise to crime, violence, prejudice, and other negative attitudes.

"When some people cannot get what they need through honest hard work, and see others wasting what is so precious, they feel justified in taking it by force. The Earth can only produce enough for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed. Our greed and wasteful habits perpetuate poverty, which is violence against humanity.” 
― Arun GandhiLegacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence

Comment by Loren Miller on April 25, 2017 at 8:57am

A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.
― Richard K. Morgan

I have been saying this for longer than I care to think: there are believers out there who can't deal with the responsibility of living their own lives and want their god to take over control.  I don't know whether they're afraid of doing the wrong thing and condemning themselves to hell or what, but it remains a pathetic expression of a misguided belief.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 24, 2017 at 3:49pm

Humor is truth faster than you expect it.

--George Saunders

Comment by Loren Miller on April 24, 2017 at 2:58pm

Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.
― Scott Dikkers

Just love the snark on this one!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 24, 2017 at 2:10pm

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Martin Luther King Jr.
This expresses the core of meaning and morality for me.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 24, 2017 at 1:52pm
Attacking science is attacking democracy. Denying Science is denying democracy. Rejecting science is rejecting democracy.

Shawn Otto, author of the 2016 book, The War on Science

All great quotes, folks! Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2017 at 1:56am

“The new education must teach the individual how to classify and reclassify information, how to evaluate its veracity, how to change categories when necessary, how to move from the concrete to the abstract and back, how to look at problems from a new direction—how to teach himself. Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.

Psychologist Herbert Gerjuoy of the Human Resources Research Organization 

Quoted by Alvin Toffler in Future Shock. (The book’s notes state that “Gerjuoy’s comments are from an interview with the author”.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 23, 2017 at 10:18pm

The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.
— T. S. Eliot


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