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"Double your HD space, delete your operating system!"
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"Fantasy and precision go together, and fantasy stands there with the air of an eyewitness. Fantasy fills in all of knowledge's gaps, and not with coarse strokes but with the fine touches of a miniaturist. Witnesses often know more about an episode twenty years later than they did immediately afterward. So whenever we find precise details, a certain amount of caution is always called for. It might be mere fantasy. The exactitude of the eyewitness and that of fantasy are hard to tell apart." Uta Ranke-Heinemann, Putting Away Childish Things (San Fransisco: Harper Collins, 1994), p. 92.
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"There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably, some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he does not dare face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not real, he becomes furious when they are disputed." -- Bertrand Russell
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"To the amateur, however, to grant that something is possible is immediately taken as verification of a canonical report. For the skeptic, on the other hand, walking on the water is impossible; therefore Jesus did not do it. The historian accedes to neither generalization. Possibilities (and impossibilities) do not and cannot establish facts. Historians insist on looking every report in the face and judging its reliability independently of theoretical possibilities." Robert W. Funk, Honest to Jesus (San Fransisco: Polebridge Press, 1996), pp. 60-61.
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"By itself, 1 Corinthians 15 just wouldn't mean much. He wants the appearances of 1 Corinthians 15:3-11 to be read as if they had in parentheses after them 'See Luke 24; Matthew 28; John 21.'" Robert M. Price, "By This Time He Stinketh"
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"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy." [William Ralph Inge, 1920]
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"A spokesman for the Lyon Group, producers of _Barney and Friends_, denied that Barney is an instrument of Satan." [the Advocate, spring 1994]
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"By the cold and religious we were taken in hand - shown how to feel good; and told to feel bad." [Roger Waters, from The Final Cut (Pink Floyd)]
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"End Oppression! Get educated and so you can stop acting like sheep and stand up for yourself!"
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"The fruits of Christianity were religious wars, butcheries, crusades, inquisitions, extermination of the natives in America, and the introduction of African slaves in their place." -- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
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"If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!" [Clark Adams]
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"The name of Christ has caused more persecutions, wars, and miseries than any other name has caused. The darkest wrongs are still inspired by it." -- John E. Remsburg
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"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is." -- Winston Churchill
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"I think the world is run by C-students" -- Al Maguire
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"There was never such a gigantic lie told as the fable of the Garden of Eden."
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"It is an incredible con job when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death. Even corporations with all their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous." [Gloria Steinem]
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"What the hell are you getting so upset about? I thought that you didn't believe in God?"

"I don't," she sobbed, bursting into tears, "but the God I don't believe in is a good God, a just God, a merciful God. He's not the mean and stupid God you make him out to be." [Joseph Heller]
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"I do this really moronic thing that the government doesn't want me to do. It is called thinking" -- George Carlin
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"Erroneous Error. Nothing is wrong."
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"Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools." -- Thomas Fuller

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