Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Quotes: Religion (3).

Religion 119 "God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable; they find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos; He will set them above their betters." H. L. Mencken. Portable Curmudgeon. Another piece of half-truth cynicism from HL Mencken.

Religion 234 "Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated." Voltaire.

13. Religion 234 "Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat." John Morley. If it is worshiped in a religion, it cannot be analyzed.

Religion 235 "The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,0000 revolutions a minute; man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it; religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride." H. L. Mencken.. One view of man's pusillanimity in a gigantic universe.

Religion 94 "The cowl does not make the monk." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms. I.e., it is the heart that makes the monk.

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