Thursday, August 11, 2005

Saved!

Hallelujia! Some people who have common sense. I found these quotes at the H.E.R.B (Had Enough Religious Bullshit) website. Enjoy!

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?
-- (Epicurus)


The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
-- H. L. Mencken


Sunday school: A prison in which children do penance
for the evil conscience of their parents.
-- H. L. Mencken


What is the function that a clergyman performs in the world?
Answer: He gets his living by assuring idiots that he can save
them from an imaginary hell.
-- H. L. Mencken


Satan hasn't a single salaried helper;
the Opposition employ a million.
-- Mark Twain


If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be -- a Christian.
-- Mark Twain


Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need
strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other
people's business. I live by the golden rule: Treat others as you'd want them
to treat you. The religious right wants to tell people how to live.
-- Gov. Jesse Ventura


Over the years I've met a handful of people who regularly talk with God,
but they usually do so only when they're off their medications.
-- Harley Sorensen


If Jesus were among us today, he’d bitch-slap George Bush, Mel Gibson,
Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly for using Christ as political cannon-fodder.
--Thurston Wells


I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.
--Bill Maher


So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
-- Bertrand Russell


Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.
Give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.
--Timothy Jones


Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Gee, and to think, Dubya has abused both.)



These televangelists say they don't favor any particular denomination, but I think
we've all seen their eyes light up at tens and twenties...
-- Dennis Miller


So Dubya goes to war because god told him to.
There's a woman down in Texas who bashed in her kid's skulls for the same reason.
-- Ed Krebs


And let's take a look at these laughable (yet true) quotes from the religious right.

I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?"
Of course. We know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed.
-- Rev. Jerry Falwell


The "wall of separation between church and state" is a metaphor based on bad history,
a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging.
It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.
-- William Rehnquist, Supreme Court


I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you.
Yes, hate is good.... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God,
to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
--Randall Terry, quoted in The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 16, 1993


We have no king but Jesus.
--John Ashcroft, May 8, 1999


We're going to bring back God and the Bible and drive the gods of secular
humanism right out of the public schools of America.
--Pat Buchanan, at an anti-gay rally in Des Moines, Iowa, February 11, 1996


The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by
the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
-- Rev. Jerry Falwell


After the Christian majority takes control, pluralism will be seen as immoral and evil
and the state will not permit anybody the right to practice evil.
--Gary Potter, president of Catholics for Christian Political Action


The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers
who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ.
--D. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Ministries, 1993


The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by the Christian people.
But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheistic people they can use it to
destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening.
--Pat Robertson


The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that
encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.
--Pat Robertson


I think we ought to close Halloween down. Do you want your children to dress up as witches?
The Druids used to dress up like this when they were doing human sacrifice...
[Your children] are acting out Satanic rituals and participating in it, and don't even realize it.
--Pat Robertson


Get the few liberals out. If you don't do it, it ain't gonna be done.
You will be doing the Lord's work, and he will richly bless you for it.
--Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, Christian Coalition's Road to Victory Conference, 2002, Washington D.C


If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.
-- Jimmy Swaggart

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