Monday, August 28, 2006

Some Quotes Just for Fun

As you will soon see, I'm a big Simpsons fan...

What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? --Irv Kupcil

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. --Frank Lloyd Wright

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.--Socrates, Apology

God's omnipotence means [His] power to do all that is not intrinsically impossible. You may attribute miracles to Him, but not nonsense. This is no limit to His power. If you choose to say, "God can give a creature free will and at the same time withhold free will from it", you have not succeeded in sayinganything about God: meaningless combinations of words do not suddenly acquire meaning simply because we prefix to them the two other words "God can." It remains true that all things are possible with God: the intrinsic impossibilities are not things but nonentities. It is no more possible for God than for the weakest of His creatures to carry out both of two mutually exclusive alternatives -- not because His power meets an obstacle, but because nonsense remains nonsense even when we talk it about God. --C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb would convince me of God's existence. --Isaac Newton

Men became scientific because they expected Law in nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator. In most modern scientists, this belief has died. It will be interesting to see how long their confidence in this uniformity survives it. --C.S. Lewis

What if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder--Matt Groening, The Simpsons

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction--Blaise Pascal

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphantMartin Luther King Jr., Accepting Nobel Peace Prize, Dec. 10, 1964

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.--Romans xii. 21.

What if you're a really good person, but you get into a really, really bad fight and your leg gets gangrene and it has to be amputated. Will it be waiting for you in heaven? —Bart Simpson

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakeable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. --Richard Dawkins, "The Root of All Evil", Channel 4 UK, 2006

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. --Albert Einstein, "Science, Philosophy and Religion: a Symposium", 1941

So, have a merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah, a kwaazy Kwanza, a tip-top Tet, and a solemn, dignified, Ramadan. And now a word from MY god, our sponsors! –Krusty the Clown, The Simpsons


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