“George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and Christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.”—Sam Harris (via artoftheunbeliever)
Atheism is like sailing. You’ve left the relative safety of land(religion) in order to search for a suitable truth. Your voyage may not be supported by the rest of the populace but you know in your heart that this is necessary.
I have heard many defenders of the Florist in my state. I cannot understand any of them. Its a civil rights issue. They are scared of the backlash, so they say. Scared of Christians who may do them harm for delivering flowers to a non believer.
“The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief — call it what you will — than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.”—A. A. Milne (via artoftheunbeliever)