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John B Hodges commented on John B Hodges's blog post Does anyone know the source of this quote?
"Dyslexic's DOG, Thank you for the reference, and for the link!"
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Dyslexic's DOG commented on John B Hodges's blog post Does anyone know the source of this quote?
"That quote came from H. L. Mencken.  1880 - 1956.  Editor , Critic and Philosopher, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche.   Source: https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/mencken.htm "
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Does anyone know the source of this quote?

I found this quote on a discussion thread. Does anybody know the source?"Religion, of course, does make some men better, and perhaps even many men. There can be no doubt of it. But making them better by filling their poor heads with grotesque nonsense is an irrational and wasteful process, and the harm it does greatly outweighs the good. If men could be made better—or even only happier—by teaching them that two and two make five there would be plenty of fools to advocate that method, but it…See More
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John B Hodges commented on Scott McGreal's blog post Making a mockery of the principle of charity: or see how easy it is to ridicule atheism when you don't understand it
"Bertrand Russell wrote an essay titled "Philosophy's Ulterior Motives", in which he argued that many philosophers had a strong desire to believe in some abstract general position on metaphysics or ethics or something, and were not…"
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Gerald Payne commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Camille Paglia is nothing more than a religious apologist. I would like to know when, where, and how religion has ever achieved anything that warrants respect? It's proven to be the most divisive societal idea ever…"
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Daniel W commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"I think Camile Paglia just says things for effect.  Then fawning elite academics slobber and fawn over her.  Shes a female academic non-rich Donald Trump. On Jesus being white - only his mother was Jewish.  His father was Yahweh, who…"
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Christopher Cosgrove commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"The world seems to revolve around her from my skim read. Really very full of herself and no one else can match. Bizarre rant."
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John B Hodges replied to Pat's discussion Christian Monk to Lesbian Witches - We Used To Burn People Like You
"Some years back I attended some meetings of a student group of pagans on a nearby campus, seeking to educate myself about modern paganism. I had explained that I was an atheist, not seeking to join but just to learn. One evening in the course of…"
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Regarding the interview, Paglia seems like an intelligent woman. That doesn't make politics and religion "art." I reserve the right to be snarky about religion simply because there is no valid evidence that any of it is true. I was…"
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Michael Penn commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Actually, John, it has no relevance to your post. Sorry about that. What difference would it make if Jesus was caucasian? It's an impossibility. Then Michaelangelo came along and made if possible through his painting. Later, black people all…"
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John B Hodges commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015
"Michael Penn, certainly there are many Christians who think of Jesus as Caucasian. But if he really was Caucasian, what difference would that make? I'm afraid I don't see what relevance your comment has to my post, nor anything else."
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John B Hodges replied to Bill_Hicks_Worshipper's discussion The reason Jesus' sacrifice doesn't make sense
"Many other problems with the theory besides this. The whole idea of substitutionary atonement(1) for Original Sin(2) by blood sacrifice(3) makes no sense."
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John B Hodges replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"I received a revelation from God last Thursday. God has decided that the system of Heaven and Hell was just not working. Torturing prisoners had grown boring, and hymns of praise even more boring. So he has abolished Heaven and Hell and set up a…"
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Does anyone know the source of this quote?

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 7:55pm 2 Comments

I found this quote on a discussion thread. Does anybody know the source?

"Religion, of course, does make some men better, and perhaps even many men. There can be no doubt of it. But making them better by filling their poor heads with grotesque nonsense is an irrational and wasteful process, and the harm it does greatly outweighs the good. If men could be made better—or even only happier—by teaching them that two and two make five there would be plenty of fools to advocate that method,…

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Comment on Camille Paglia's interview on Salon, July 29, 2015

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:08pm 7 Comments

Camille Paglia has an interview posted on Salon July 29, 2015

http://www.salon.com/2015/07/29/camille_paglia_takes_on_jon_stewart_trump_sanders_liberals_think_of_themselves_as_very_open_minded_but_that%E2%80%99s_simply_not_true/

Two points. 

First, politics is not performance art. The State is…

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Essay- "The Other People" by Oberon Zell

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:39am 2 Comments

(This is an article by a man named Oberon Zell, founder (if I recall Correctly) of the Church of All Worlds. I think it deserves wider distribution. -JBH)

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"We Are the Other People" by Oberon Zell

"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible... Boy, did they ever come to the…

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reference comment re. "This country was founded on Christian Principles"

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 4:22pm 9 Comments

I have always wanted to ask WHAT "Christian Principles" they think this country was based on. "Please quote for me something Jesus taught that we could recognize as a founding principle of the United States." Not laying up treasures on Earth, but instead selling all you have and distributing to the poor? Not resisting evil, but instead turning the other cheek? Following the entire Law of Moses down to the last Iota, except the dietary laws? Abstaining from all sin even in your thoughts, even…

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At 9:20am on July 15, 2011, Daniel W said…
Hi, Your comment on "the Plain Truth" reminded me of my own past reading their literature.  WWCG had a big influence on me as a child and teenager.  WIthout them I don't know if I would have become atheist.
At 10:18am on September 14, 2010, Donald R Barbera said…
I need you as an editor. Every prize I won in the journalism field really belonged to my editor who made it presentable for public consumption--unsung heroes
At 12:31pm on January 16, 2010, Stephen Goldin said…
Welcome to the SFF group. Hope you have a lot of fun here.
At 9:28pm on October 30, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this excellent site whose members quietly recognise that religion is a fraud, and God and gods nothing but fictions and superstitions in the heads of the credulous.

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