Re: the pool we're trying to paddle in

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Apr 08 2001 - 18:36:22 MDT

Emlyn quoted,
> "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant
> and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things."
> Pablo Picasso. From Life with Picasso.

More god quotes:

"An honest God is the noblest work of man."
--R. G. Ingersoll, (1833-1899)

"It is fear that first brought gods into the world."
--Petronius, (d. A.D. 66?)

"If the average man is made in God's image, then such a man as Beethoven or
Aristotle is plainly superior to God."
--H. L. Mencken

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -- but to create
--Arthur C. Clarke

" God unable to prevent suffering and thus not omnipotent? or is he able
but not willing to prevent it and thus not merciful?"
--Walter Kaufmann

"Religion is for weak-minded people."
--Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minesoooota

"There are scores of thousands of sects who are ready at a moment's notice to
reveal the will of God on every possible subject."
--G. B. Shaw

"This doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a
cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind."
--H. J. Muller


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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