Fear and Rage - Quotes
Fate is bounded in the midst of our lifestyle. We must promote a new tomorrow.
A Bible falling apart could only belong to a person who isn't.
He that will not reason is a bigot, He that cannot reason is a fool, He that dares not reason is a slave.
To escape criticism - Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
If God is, man is a slave; now, man can and must be free; then, God does not exist.
God and the State
A Christian anarchist has no business belonging to such a reactionary organization [the Catholic Church]. I do not believe in original sin, indulgences, the infallibility of the pope, or obedience to any church official if it is against my conscience. I am not interested in earning "merit" or in being saved by priestly incantation.
The Book of Ammon
... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
Anarchism and American Traditions
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a drowning person holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you in his panic.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Stars, count in the billions which makes an atom out of me. If all of this is for nothing and my life means absolutely nothing, then I think I shall enjoy playing for GOD! Nightfall
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
I can't believe that we would lie in our graves, dreaming of things that we might have been.
Now, if anything at all can be known to be wrong, it seems to me to be unshakably certain that it would be wrong to make any sentient being suffer eternally for any offence whatever.
The Presumption of Atheism, God, Freedom, and Immortality
Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.
Ask youself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
It is possible to pay another man's debts on his behalf, but it is not possible to make a guilty man innocent by suffering in his place.
What is the Bible?
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Dear God. We paid for all this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing.
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
So, if the Bible is our sole source of knowledge about God's will, we have no way of knowing what to do in many moral situations.
The Shape of the Good: Christian Reflections on the Foundation of Ethics
Carl did not want to believe. He wanted to know.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
You judge me but you don't know me. You will drown in your own hypocrisy before you realize I speak the truth.
The furies are at home in the mirror; it is their address. Even the clearest water, if deep enough can drown. Never think to surprise them. Your face approaching ever so friendly is the white flag they ignore. There is no truce with the furies. A mirror's temperature is always zero. It is ice in the veins. It's camera is an x-ray. It is a chalice held out to you in silent communion, where gaspingly you partake of a shifting identity never your own. Reflections by R. S. Thomas, No Truce With The Furies
Do what you say you will do.
Athiests don't believe in God nor an afterlife. But Believers do believe in God and an afterlife. And what's interesting to think about is that if Athiests are right, then they'll never know it. If they are wrong, then they will regret it. Believers will never know if they are wrong, but, if they are right, then they will be happy.
Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.
When small men cast long shadows the sun is going down.
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters.
Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume; the hellish cycle is complete.
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
Those who cannot think for themselves are emotionally unequipped to spend time alone.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.
That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of our time.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
The eagle soaring majestically
Beholds the lion prowling
From now until eternity
The philosopher shall be howling
And the hoi polloi shall be scowling
Freedom is a limited commodity.
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Death is the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
Die on a hilltop... eyeing the crows... waiting for your lids to close... but you want to watch as they peck your flesh... Ironic that they go for the eyes first...
Vitalogy: The Study of Life
I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.