Saturday, 14 May 2011

Quotean ... atheism

  • In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe.  How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought!  The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant.  God must be even greater than we dreamed”?  Instead they say, “No, no, no!  My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.” — Carl Sagan

  • "The Kalam cosmological argument: something cannot come from nothing. Therefore there is something that came from nothing."  — GrandSupremeDaddyo — comment to Why the Kalam Cosmological Argument Fails

  • "There's a Bible on that shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire — poison and antidote." — Bertrand Russell


"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church." — Ferdinand Magellan

"Creationism lost its best argument when the Catholic church stopped burning people at the stake" — Anon

(Earlier quotes I've liked and used as forum signatures)