Autodidact: self-taught



by V. L. Craven

From this page. Archiving here in case that page is some day taken down.

“If god wanted people to believe in him, why’d he invent logic then?”

“There is greater argument in one fact than in all the creeds.”

“If nihilism is a religion, then bald is a hair color.”

“I am treated as evil by people who claim that they
are being oppressed because they are not
allowed to force me to practice what they do.”

“Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven”

“There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.”

“The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoning.”

“Faith is deciding to allow yourself to believe something your intellect would otherwise cause you to reject — otherwise there’s no need for faith.”

“Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.”

“Few theologians would care to pursue their research to its logical conclusion and finally assert, as did Thomas Paine, that the biblical account of Jesus has every mark of fraud and imposition stamped upon the face of it.”

“The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it
is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion.”

“‘Believing’ cannot tip the scales in making a historical judgment about whether something really happened. I can choose to believe that George Washington threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock, but my believing that he did it has nothing to do with whether or not he really did to it. So also with the story of Jesus walking on the water: Believing that he did it has nothing to do with whether he really did do it. ‘Belief’ cannot be the basis for historical conclusion; it has no direct relevance.”

“Christianity makes suffering contagious.”

“The last Christian died on the cross.”

“This indictment of Christianity I will write on all walls, wherever there are walls–I have letters to make even the blind see.”

“In order to live in the lie, one must believe the lie.”

“I’d very much like to be someone else, as I’m personaly not stupid enough for this life.”

“If good and evil existed, then we would not.”

“Laws are inhuman, since we break them.”

“The alienated are those who finds the truth, thus, becoming more alienated.”

Ethics tells us that no amounts of money can ever be worth a single life, but why pay for that which has no value?

“Mystical explanations to things are often considered deep, while the truth is that they are not even superficial.”

“Do What thou will shall be the whole of the law.”

“We can’t change history but we can change the future, they say. Well, where’s the truth in that?”

“Christanity is waiting for the return of Jesus, so that he may save them. Hence, unable to help themselves. It’s divine being pathetic.”

“Hearing inteligent people speak, means listening to obvious conclusions instead of wrong ones…”

“We must question the story of logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, then blames them for his own mistakes.”

“To make sure that my blasphemy is thoroughly expressed, I hereby state my opinion that the notion of a god is a basic superstition, that there is no evidence for the existence of any god(s), that devils, demons, angels and saints are myths, that there is no life after death, heaven nor hell, that the Pope is a dangerous, bigoted, medieval dinosaur, and that the Holy Ghost is a comic-book character worthy of laughter and derision. I accuse the Christian god of murder by allowing the Holocaust to take place – not to mention the “ethnic cleansing” presently being performed by Christians in our world – and I condemn and vilify this mythical deity for encouraging racial prejudice and commanding the degradation of women.”

“Faith is the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate.”

“In this “sacred” book of family scandals we find filth, sex orgies, cannibalism, atrocities, sex perversions, incest, bloody violence unparalleled in any other chronicle in all the literature of the world. Fortunately, not one-third of the human family has ever heard of the Christian Bible; not one-tenth of the Christians have ever read it, and no two who have read it agree as to its meaning. Won’t you help get this book out of the hands of our children, out of decent homes, and out of hotel and motel rooms?”

“As for souls entering hell, lets look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to hell.”

“Among mammals, a virgin birth (parthenogenesis) can only produce female offspring, for chromosomal reasons. Messiahs are mammals. Therefore, Jesus was… On the other hand, among turkeys, the chromosomal situation is such that all products of virgin births are males. So if Jesus was a male, he might also have been…”

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

And be on their guard against the good and the just! They would fain crucify those who devise their own virtue—they hate the lonesome ones.

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