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23rd February 2010

“In religious matters, debates cannot take place, since one side claims privileged access to certain insights which it asserts to be evidence but which its debating partner does not share. This does not render the insights invalid or to the believer unhelpful; but it does remove them from the sphere of strictly intellectual discourse.” Michael … Continue reading »

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21st February 2010

“When enough people share a delusion, it loses its status as a psychosis and gets a religious tax exemption instead.” Ronald de Sousa

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20th February 2010

“There is a book widely available in Britain that openly incites hatred of gay men. They are, it says, 'an abomination' and 'shall surely be put to death'. The book is Leviticus – a holy text for millions of people worldwide.” The Observer

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19th February 2010

“Human beings will find a balanced situation when they do good things not because God says it, but because they feel like doing them.” Olof Palme1927 – 1986

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18th February 2010

“Religions have misconstrued human nature, freezing their understanding of who we are from barely enlightened ancient societies.” Nickolas Conrad

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17th February 2010

“If candidates adhere to a belief system and their voting on matters is subject to an authority outside the political constituency then we should definitely be told before an election.” Anon.

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16th February 2010

“People who purport to be God's messenger on earth are a danger to politics.” David Steel

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15th February 2010

“Once a mistake has been elevated to the status of 'word of God' there is no room to admit the error, remedy it, and move on.” Dr Stephen Moreton

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13th February 2010

“God is not dead, but organised religion may well be dying from self-inflicted wounds.” Unknown author

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14th February 2010

“God knows what he's doin'. He wrote this book here. And the book says: 'He made us all to be just like Him', So… If we're dumb… Then God is dumb… (And maybe even a little ugly on the side)” Frank Zappa1940 – 1993

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