Thursday, March 16, 2017

Some quotes about reality, aka atheism, from the Lichess.org atheist forum.

"We shall tell ourselves that it would be very nice if there were a God who created the world and was a benevolent Providence, and if there were a moral order in the universe and an after-life; but it is a very striking fact that all this is exactly as we are bound to wish it to be." 
-- Sigmund Freud

"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." 
-- Richard Dawkins

"The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue.
-- PZ Myers

Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence.
-- PZ Myers

https://en.lichess.org/forum/team-atheist/last-quotes--of-the-year

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