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John B Hodges commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post Worksheets from Florida Public School
"An excellent book for this question is WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE by Jerry Coyne."
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tom sarbeck commented on John B Hodges's blog post Some quotes from Mr. Einstein, worth saving for reference.
"John, I don't for a moment believe that. Making shoes would have bored him to suicide, or at least to tears."
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Bertold Brautigan commented on John B Hodges's blog post Some quotes from Mr. Einstein, worth saving for reference.
"I hate how religionists are always using his "God doesn't play dice with the universe" crack to paint him as a theist."
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Gary S commented on John B Hodges's blog post Some quotes from Mr. Einstein, worth saving for reference.
"Thanks for this I have always admired Einstein. Here are a couple more of his quotes: If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker. Albert Einstein, after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan. A man’s…"
Mar 23
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Some quotes from Mr. Einstein, worth saving for reference.

Some quotes from Mr. Einstein if it pleases you.It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. - Albert Einstein, letter to an atheist (1954), quoted in Albert Einstein: The…See More
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The Ethical argument for Veganism- a comment on a Facebook post

Vegans who argue from ethical grounds usually use some version of Utilitarianism, which is compassion  made universal and exclusive. Peter Singer, for example. David Hume had a reply: for ethics built around compassion, the question is, do we have ENOUGH compassion to motivate us to follow the ethical rule prescribed? he said "Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't, and when we don't, why should we?" Most philosophers have concluded that Utilitarianism is "too simple a theory". In my youth I…See More
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Steven Baudoin commented on John B Hodges's blog post The Ethics of Jesus
"Awesome! I had not thought of the difference between John and the other gospels in just that way, but it makes perfect sense."
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John B Hodges commented on Rich Goss's blog post Futureworld and the Meaning of Life
"Something I often paste to comment threads on religion: 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…"
Sep 10, 2015
John B Hodges commented on Dan Wall's blog post Today’s Kinda Loaded Question – How Do You Read a Bible?
"I did a particular bit of Bible Study once. As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy, seeking to understand secular ethics. I arrived at an understanding that satisfied me.   Then I heard  a Christian say that the Absolute…"
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John B Hodges commented on John B Hodges's blog post Does anyone know the source of this quote?
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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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Some quotes from Mr. Einstein, worth saving for reference.

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 3:38am 3 Comments

Some quotes from Mr. Einstein if it pleases you.



It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. 



- Albert Einstein, letter to…

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The Ethical argument for Veganism- a comment on a Facebook post

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Vegans who argue from ethical grounds usually use some version of Utilitarianism, which is compassion  made universal and exclusive. Peter Singer, for example. David Hume had a reply: for ethics built around compassion, the question is, do we have ENOUGH compassion to motivate us to follow the ethical rule prescribed? he said "Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't, and when we don't, why…
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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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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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