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westonlockley: (Default)
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 09:21 am
Santa doesn't exist, neither does Jesus


"It is often argued that religion is valuable because it makes men good, but even if this were true it would not be a proof that religion is true. That would be an extension of pragmatism beyond endurance. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. The defense of religion is full of such logical imbecilities."

~ H. L. Mencken

Santa doesn't exist, neither does a god
westonlockley: (Default)
Thursday, July 15th, 2010 02:46 pm
God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in his arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos. He will set them above their betters.

~ H. L. Mencken
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 11:20 am
A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass; he is actually ill. Worse, he is incurable, for disappointment, being essentially an objective phenomenon, cannot permanently affect his subjective infirmity. His faith takes on the virulence of a chronic infection. What he usually says, in substance, is this: "Let us trust in god, who has always fooled us in the past."

~ H. L. Mencken