“Fear believes—courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays—courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats—courage advances. Fear is barbarism—courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science.”
—THOMAS PAINE
“In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’ and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that has happened in politics or religion.”
—CARL SAGAN
“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.”
—BERTRAND RUSSELL

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Comment by Rusty Gunn. on February 19, 2010 at 7:16pm
Here's another one, "Ya gotta be fuck'n nuts to buy into any of that religious shit." Attribute that one to Rusty Gunn.
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