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the wild effusions of a distempered brain
Permanent Account, previously an Early Adopter
Created on 5 May 2000 (#2663)
Last updated on
22 February 2017
24 September 1957
You know, I could go on with random drivel here ... but the raw data is on the other side of these links:
Here's my main node on the web ...
I'm now the voice of ChicagoNow's "Green Tech Chicago" ...
as well as still being the nominal blogger for the currently on-hiatus "The Job Stalker" ...
Go ahead and give 'em a click ... you know you want to!
I do not feel obliged to believe that
the same God who has endowed us
with sense, reason, and intellect
has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha
Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The world holds two classes of men --
intelligent men without religion,
and religious men without intelligence.
(973-1057; Syrian poet)
When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion,
it is called a religion.
- Robert M. Pirsig
Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic
is no more to the point than the fact
that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
- George Bernard Shaw
I distrust those people
who know so well what God wants them to do
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires
- Susan B. Anthony
Since it is obviously inconceivable
that all religions can be right,
the most reasonable conclusion is
that they are all wrong.
- Christopher Hitchens
The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties,
and the greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race,
have had their origin in this thing
called revelation, or revealed religion.
- Thomas Paine
Reality is that which,
when you stop believing in it,
doesn't go away.
- Philip K. Dick
The hardest thing to explain
is the glaringly evident
which everybody had decided not to see.
- Ayn Rand
He who curbs his own thought,
to please a majority;
has already lost his mental liberty.
- Ragnar Redbeard
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice ...
and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue.
- Sen. Barry Goldwater
As government expands, liberty contracts.
- Ronald Reagan
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb
voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
- Ben Franklin
It takes all types to
fill the freeway!
- Johnny Carson
I can't think about that right now.
If I do, I'll go crazy.
I'll think about that tomorrow.
- Scarlett O'Hara
Insanity in individuals is something rare -
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
When the going gets weird,
the weird turn pro.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Hell is other people.
- Jean Paul Sartre
Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood.
3.3% of total population.
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