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Monday, March 31, 2008


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You're Mr. Quotey McQuotester.

I don't really care for Epicurus' argument from evil. It makes sense and all but it's too easily dismissed by anyone just by saying that we can't know God's reasons. Maybe evil is a necessary negative force in nature. I don't know. Maybe evil is just evil because we don't like it. Is it evil when a cheetah takes down a gazelle? We would say no, but if the gazelle could think like we do it probably would think cheetahs were evil. Is a shark evil if it bites your legs off or is it just doing what it does? It's a tough one anyway. I wonder what the world would be like if nothing bad could ever happen. It would be unrecognizable. At what point would God have to draw the line? No person would have the ability to hurt anyone, but sharks still get to bite your legs off? OK maybe, I'd have to think about it. Maybe no one can kill anyone or have a reason to we can still hurt each other's feelings. I guess it would be cool if the religious actually followed their own commandments, like the thou shalt not kill one. They really think that one is conditional for some reason.


Yeah I really like quotes. They're things I would say if I was as smart as the people who said them.

Thou shalt not kill actually is conditional... It meant that Moses didn't want his people killing each other, but only each other. God commanded him to kill and drive out loads of people from their homelands who weren't Hebrews, such as the Canaanites, Amonites, and Midianites. He actually even DID kill some of his own people, almost directly after bringing down the Ten Commandments. He killed a bunch of the ones who were busy praying to a golden calf. So, 'Thou Shall Not Kill' only applies to people who worship Moses' God.

I agree with you about Epicurus' argument, except that the fact of the matter is that there is NO argument which can convince the Religious anyway. They will always try to use "logical" arguments to convince non-believers (the banana theory i.e.) and then when it gets knocked down, they'll always fall back on 'God is testing my faith' or 'God works in mysterious ways' or 'God put those bones there to fool atheists.'... It's not an argument meant to convert the Religious because no argument really can, they've always got a back-up. It's pretty fool-proof. ALL rational arguments are too easily dismissed by some priest just by saying that we can't know God's reasons.

"Those ensnared by religion have lost their ears."

Oliver Stone

Be sure to catch my new film W, starring Josh Brolin as Dubya! Opening just in time for the inauguration of the new one! There'll be stunt casting and awful wigs! And retroactive 'nam blaming! I'll put lotsa quotes at the beginning and end for ya, Mike! Probably!

Power to the peeps - and keep on truckin'!


You're silly.

Oliver Stone

Just because I'm silly doesn't mean they're not out to get you.


Miss Luongo

"I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." -Albert Einstein


"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form."

-Albert Einstein


"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

-Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Quit it - that tickles!

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