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At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a version of history. To human nature (of the sort conceived), in a universe (of the kind imagined), after a history (so understood), the rules of the code apply.

Walter Lippmann Quotes

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A man often preaches his beliefs precisely when he has lost them and is looking everywhere for them, and, on such occasions, his preaching is by no means at its worst.

Melancthon Quotes

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Nothing as mundane as mere evidence can be allowed to threaten a vision so deeply satisfying.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.

Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes

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Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.

Frank Harris Quotes

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Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

William M. Holden Quotes

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The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

Jules Renard Quotes

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The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it.

Robert Short Quotes

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It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.

Billy Sunday Quotes

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Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

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One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

Jewish Folk Saying Quotes

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The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes

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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

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Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?".

Annie Dillard Quotes

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I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?

Judith Hayes Quotes

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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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The whole point of Christianity is that everyone in the world, from Charles Manson to Mother Teresa, deserves to go to hell.

Sean Ningen Quotes

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Creation science is an attempt to give credibility to Hebrew mythology by making people believe that the world's foremost biologists, paleontologists, and geologists are a bunch of incompetent nincompoops.

Ron Peterson Quotes

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The Bible is literature, not dogma.

George Santayana Quotes

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Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

Isaac Bashevis Singer Quotes

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