Quotes of the Day

Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion –- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.

~ Mark Twain

Three quarters of the American population literally believe in religious miracles. The numbers who believe in the devil, in resurrection, in God doing this and that — it’s astonishing. These numbers aren’t duplicated anywhere else in the industrial world. You’d have to maybe go to mosques in Iran or do a poll among old ladies in Sicily to get numbers like this. Yet this is the American population.

 ~ Noam Chomsky

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2 Comments on “Quotes of the Day”

  1. Capt Fogg Says:

    Most of this industrial world doesn’t have the ignorant underclass we have, not that this explains the whole thing. I know intelligent and educated people that believe the most outrageous nonsense. Maybe religion is an infectious disease, maybe Americans are addicted to escapism – I don’ t know, but I’m sure if some absolute proof presented itself of the meaninglessness of existence, Nintendo would make a fortune on video games that transport the user to a world with gods in it.

    Just gotta have that god feeling.

  2. expatbrian Says:

    Funny prediction but not the least bit farfetched. It would be interesting to speculate on who will be the first and the frontrunners to profit from the proof that god does not exist. Other fantasy providers like Nintendo are probably a good bet.

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