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The mind never fully accepts any convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts.

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

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The object of opening the mind as of opening the mouth is to close it again on something solid.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.

Henrik Ibsen Quotes

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The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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In isolated societies creeds can be preserved. It is where people of different traditions, outlook and creeds mingle freely and exchange ideas that religious beliefs begin to be eroded. No one changes his beliefs without some instigation, some novel experience, some modification of the customary course of things, and in a closed society people believe what all their fellows obviously believe. Only when they are brought into contact with persons whom they respect holding different views do they begin to look at their inherited beliefs critically.

G.a. Wells Quotes

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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad Quotes

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The church must be the critic and guide of the state, and never its tool.

Lynn Lavner Quotes

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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.

Doug Macleod Quotes

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Even a band of angels can turn ugly and start looting if enough angels are unemployed and hanging around the Pearly Gates convinced that all the succubi own all the liquor stores in Heaven.

Robert M. Pirsig Quotes

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The church is the great lost and found department.

Sydney Smith Quotes

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I hope I never get so old I get religious.

Ingmar Bergman Quotes

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I still say a church steeple with a lightening rod on top shows a lack of confidence.

Doug Mcleod Quotes

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There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

Louis Kronenberger Quotes

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I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Stephen Roberts Quotes

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We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

Bishop Desmond Tutu Quotes

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No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.

Felix Adler Quotes

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In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality.

Thomas Campbell Clark Quotes

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Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo Quotes

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Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.

Austin O'Malley Quotes

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No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.

George Dana Boardman Quotes

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The minister's brain is often the "poor-box" of the church.

Edwin Percy Whipple Quotes

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