"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here." - Richard Dawkins
“People don’t realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind.” - Eckhart Tolle
“The quest for knowledge and understanding never gets dull. It’s actually the opposite; the more you know, the more amazing the world seems. It’s the crazy possibilities, the unanswered questions that pull us forward.” - Chris Anderson
The Mafia has higher standards than the Catholic Church hierachy because if their members were "raping children, they'd off them." - Ernie Chambers
"The only people obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese. And that, in erotic terms, is the Catholic Church in a nutshell." - Stephen Fry
"Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy"
- R.Lawrence Moore, (Selling God)
“When I was a kid I think the thing I remembered most about The Exorcist was Linda Blair being possessed by the devil, and how scary that was. It had a lot of parallels for me because the movie was challenging different ideas about faith and it was looking at religion in a darker way. Growing up I was afraid of being possessed by the devil, as an adult I’m afraid of being possessed by the world, by ignorance, and not holding on to my beliefs and what I feel strongly about.”- Marilyn Manson
'If you are ever having a stressed out day think of the sloth, they don't do shit and haven't gone extinct yet.'
“This is all about stopping a law that increases taxes on rich people and reduces subsidies to private insurers in Medicare in order to help low-income Americans buy health insurance. That’s it. That’s why the Republican Party might shut down the government and default on the debt.”
The devils of past religions have usually, in part, had animal characteristics, evidence of man's constant need to deny that he too is an animal, for to do so would serve a mighty blow to his impoverished ego.
Its the rich mans war but its the poor mans fight - Otep
I ate the spine of Atlas now the world is crushing me - Otep
If rich people with years of experience in professional government, law or business make the major decisions, these systems are oligarchies, not democracies, even if we vote every four years on which wealthy professionals govern us
"When we reach our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change" -Avatar Aang
Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless...
And I urge you to look at people who tell you at your age that you're dead till you believe as they do. What a terrible thing to be telling to children. That you can only live by accepting an absolute authority. Don't think of that as a gift. Think of is as a poisoned chalice. Push it aside, however tempting it is. Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you." - Christopher Hitchens
"Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness"
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.”
"Martyrdom is the only path to immortality that requires no talent whatsoever." -George Bernard Shaw
"My criticism of Islam is a criticism of beliefs and their consequences—but my fellow liberals reflexively view it as an expression of intolerance toward people" - Sam Harris
"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
― Stephen R. Covey
"I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong". - Richard Feynman
"Like sand in an hourglass, these are the days of our lives."
As usual, I have to smile wryly when I hear people try to distinguish art from science. The Universe is both, folks. You may try to tear them apart, but you cannot, for the artistry of the Universe is forever intertwined with how it works. They drive each other; the science is why the art is beautiful, and the art is one of the reasons we pursue the science. - Phil Plait
God is a metaphor for a mystery that absolutely transcends all human categories of thought, even the categories of being and non-being. Those are categories of thought. I mean it's as simple as that. So it depends on how much you want to think about it. Whether it's doing you any good. Whether it is putting you in touch with the mystery that's the ground of your own being. If it isn't, well, it's a lie. So half the people in the world are religious people who think that their metaphors are facts. Those are what we call theists. The other half are people who know that the metaphors are not facts. And so, they're lies. Those are the atheists
- Joseph Campbell
Though ﬂowers bloom, they soon fall; to everyone this world is transient. Crossing the mountains of life's vicissitudes today, we shall not have light dreams or be infatuated again.
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum”. - Noam Chomsky
"I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I don't know anything like enough yet, that I haven't understood enough, that I can't know enough, that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn't have it any other way."
- Christopher Hitchens
"New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases. And there are treatments available." I had no idea how sick I was.
"Im not used to being liked. Being hated, on the other hand, is quite familiar."
“When I look at the world I'm pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.” - Carl Rogers
"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg
“You do not die all at once. Some tissues live on for minutes, even hours, giving still their little cellular shrieks, molecular echoes of the agony of the whole corpus.”
Don't confuse meaning with truth - Thuycydidies
“Have you ever noticed that the only metaphor we have in our public discourse for solving problems is to declare war on it? We have the war on crime, the war on cancer, the war on drugs. But did you ever notice that we have no war on homelessness? You know why? Because there’s no money in that problem. No money to be made off of the homeless. If you can find a solution to homelessness where the corporations and politicians can make a few million dollars each, you will see the streets of America begin to clear up pretty damn quick!”
“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.”
― Christopher Hitchens.
"Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen..."
- Alan Watts
Yaweh was just the deity of Israel who just so happened to survive into modernity, there were countless other gods in the middle east that weren't so lucky. Survived by conquest and by christianity. Yahweh would have been exclusive to the jews if it wasn't for Paul. He converted christianity from a jewish cult into an everyone is a allowed cult - Anonymous
"The beauty of science hugely outranks the charms of superstition."- Christopher Hitchens
Nowhere in the 10 commandments does it say “Do Not Rape” yet the 5th Satanic Rule Of The Earth is “Do not make sexual advances unless given the mating signal.” Go ahead and just let that sink in.
Satan: 1 god: 0 - The Satanic Bible
The Torah is the vanilla version, the Bible the expansion pack and the Quran is just stupid DLC - Anonymous
Singing is like a celebration of oxygen - Bjork
I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are. - Mewtwo
"There are as many atoms in one molecule of DNA as there are stars in a typical galaxy."
— Carl Sagan
Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right. - Ricky Gervais
"America where they fight over who can be allowed to be married and smoke marijuana but don't give a shit about who can have an assault rifle." - Anonymous
“And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” - Macbeth
"Being an Introvert allows me to care about humanity and despise human beings simultaneously." - Anonymous
"The difference between a baby and adult is that a baby believes in everything while the adult doubts everything. Babies also only tell the truth until they learn what a lie is." - Alan Watts
"We are the universe experiencing itself" - Carl Sagan
"A Great voice has fallen silent. A great heart has stopped." - Christopher Hitchens Death
Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless... - Paul Bowles
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable. - JFK
"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won't. We're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt, that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." - Virginia Woolf
"No ideologies survive contact with reality" - Stormfag
“I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society.”
― Marilyn Manson
"You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it." - Morpheus, The Matrix
My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
- J. B. S. Haldane
"The Buddhists say we come back as animals and they refer to them as lesser beings. Well, animals aren't lesser beings, they're just like us. So I say fuck the Buddhists."
When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love? - Marilyn Manson
'The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at.' - Marilyn Manson
“You cannot begin to fathom the immensity of the fuck that I do not give” - Me
The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams - Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?” ― Carl Sagan
“Once you assume a creator and a plan, it makes us objects in a cruel experiment where by we are created sick and commanded to be well.”
"Sell the Vatican, feed the world" - Sarah Silverman
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
- Kurt Cobain
"Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer."
"In our world, a good man will do good and an evil man will do evil. For a good man to do evil, you need religion"
"Science adjusts its view based on what's observed. Religion is the denial of observation so that faith can be preserved." - Tim Minchin
"My soul, corrupted by vengeance, hath endured torment to find the end of the journey." - Genesis Rhapsodos
"Better to burn out than to fade away" - Kurt Cobain
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Richard Dawkins
Winston Churchill when publicly confronted by Lady Astor with the comment - "You, Mr Churchill, are drunk." he replied, "And you, Lady Astor, are ugly. But I shall be sober in the morning."
Arguing with theists is like playing chess with a pigeon, no matter how good you are at chess the pigeon will still knock all the pieces over, shit on the board and strut around like it's victorious - Anonymous
"Happiness is individual and not dependent on anybody else except yourself" - Anonymous
"What can be asserted without proof can be denied without proof" - Christopher Hitchens
"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It's moving America toward a fascist theocracy, and everything that's happened during the Reagan administration is steering us right down that pipe ... I really think that. … When you have a government that prefers a certain moral code derived from a certain religion and that moral code turns into legislation to suit one certain religious point of view, and if that code happens to be very, very right wing, almost toward Attila the Hun... - Frank Zappa
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurius
Rejecting religion but believing in god is akin to refusing to believe that Walt Disney ever lived while at the same time being a huge fan of Mickey Mouse - Anonymous
Life could just be one frame in an infinite movie that lasts forever - Anonymous
"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam."
- Carl Sagan
2 Samuel 12:11-14
I can provide several more for you. Your God is a sociopath. I mean shit, he even tells people not to wear clothes of the same fabric touch the skin of a pig. You can't cherry pick from the Bible, either you believe it all or you believe none.
"Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird." - Kurt Cobain
Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you. - Johnny Depp
'Most ESFJs have a strong need to "belong" - Aimee Tran
>Kill, you go to hell.
>Kill yourself, you go to hell.
>Your friend kills themself, they go to heaven.
--- Monotheistic Logic.
At the end of the chess game, all the pieces go back into the same box. King or Pawn.
Kurt Cobain is better than god. He was actually real.
"All that matters in a relationship is that you both like the same pizza toppings" - Daria
My goal is not to wake up at age 40 with the bitter realization that I have wasted my life on a job I hate because I was forced to deside on a career in my teens. - Daria
Honour thy father and thy mother? Rubbish. Respect needs to be earned. If you got shit parents, no need to honour them. If you got good parents, you'll love em anyway. No need for a commandment - Christopher Hitchens
F*cking everything. I hate everything. I hate everyone. I don't mean that. I love everyone. I love everything. - Taylor Momsen
"Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth." - Edith Piaf
George Carlins 3 Commandments
1. Thou shalt always be honest and faithful
to the provider of thy nookie.
2.Thou shalt try real hard not to kill anyone, unless of course
they pray to a different invisible man than you.
3.Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself.
"Your life into me, I can finally breath ... You saved me the day you came alive" - Dave Grohl (Foo Figthers)
"End? No, it doesn't end here. Death is just a new path, a path everyone has to take." — Gandalf
“I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” - Kurt Cobain
Death, like going to the bathroom, is inevitable. No matter how hard you try and fight it, it's going to happen sooner or later.
"You're not your Facebook status. You're not how many friends you have. You're not the smart phone you own. You're not the apps of your phone. You're not your fucking iPad. You're the all-planking, e-consuming crap of the world."
“If people make fun of you, it probably means you're doing something right.” - Amy Lee
"Jesus promised the end of all evil people, Odin promised the end of all Ice giants. Don't see many Ice Giants around."
"Dear optimistic people, someday, looking at the bright side would make you all go blind. from, pessimistic people"
"Everyday we sweat and save, building for a shallow grave, must be something else we say, somehow to defend this place."
"When you accept that you don't know what the point of life is, you are free to make up the point yourself. And in that freedom, you can choose to believe in high ideals such as love and freedom and equality, or you can just do whatever makes you happy."
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
'This is your life, good to the last drop
Doesn't get any better than this
This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time
This isn't a seminar, this isn't a weekend retreat
Where you are now you can't even imagine what the bottom will be like
Only after disaster can we be resurrected
It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything
Nothing is static, everything is appaling, everything is falling apart
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake
You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else
We are all part of the same compost heap
We are the all singing, all dancing, crap of the world
You are not your bank account
You are not the clothes you wear
You are not the contents of your wallet
You are not your bowel cancer
You are not your grande latte
You are not the car you drive
You are not your fucking khaki's
You have to give up,
You have to realize that someday you will die
Until you know that, you are useless
I say let me never be complete
I say may I never be content
I say deliver me from Swedish furniture
I say deliver me from clever art
I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth
I say you have to give up
I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may
This is your life,
Doesn't get any better than this
This is your life,
And it and it's ending one-minute at a time
"Never give up without a fight" - Zuko
"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the
tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through
the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike
down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you"
"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" - Gandhi
"Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else." - Tyler Durden
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything." - Tyler Durden
"First you have to give up. You have to know...not fear...know, that someday, you're gonna die." - Tyler Durden
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
"It's hard waiting for something you know may never happen, but it's harder when you know it's everything you want."