One More Time For The Teens...My Heroes Are:

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    Bill Maher, Hitchens, George Carlin, Albert Einstein,Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. That's not bad company:

    "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own--a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human fraility. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism. It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature." ~Dr. Albert Einstein~

    "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding" ~Thomas Jefferson~

    "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my church." ~Thomas Paine~

    “When we talk about values, I think of rationality in solving problems. That’s something I value. Fairness, kindness, generosity, tolerance. When they talk about values, they’re talking about things like going to church, voting for Bush, being loyal to Jesus, praying. These are not values.” ~Bill Maher~

    "God Is Not Great!" ~Christopher Hitchens~
     
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    Bill motherfucking Mahar?

    :lol:

    You ruined a perfectly good list by putting Bill Mahar on a list with Hitchens and the others. Disgraceful.
     
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    You're a severely fuclked up person there Cammmpbell.
     
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    At least one of those quotes may be taken out of context. Thomas Paine may have been explaining he had spiritual beliefs outside of church doctrine.

    My own mind is my church." ~Thomas Paine~
     
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    Einstein made a mistake when he said conciousness will continue for all eternity, because as we know this universe will end, and it will take all life with it.

    "It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity"
    Einstein.
     
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    We don't know any such thing. Some may believe, others may speculate, still more at the tippity top of the food chain may push beliefs they don't adhere to themselves, for example: Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception | Alternet

    because "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    ...WE don't know any such thing.
     
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    Herschel Walker, Lewis Grizzard, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Vince Dooley
     
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    "I can't imagine it so therefore it doesn't exist".
     
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    No, therefore it might or might not exist, but nobody knows.
     
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    First, Bill Maher and to some extent Hitchens would be bad company.

    Second, just because you've selected that group of people to be your heroes, doesn't mean they would want anything to do with you. So they aren't necessarily your "company"
     

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