Superstition is the poison of the mind
On too many occasions, especially in matters concerning purported conversations and messages from gods, mystery has been employed by charlatans to hoodwink the people.
believes that truth for truth's sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
Facts and not merely opinions are what we want. Emotionalism is not a substitute for the truth.
The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
With this recognition of the finality of death, no one should willingly withhold acts that would bring benefits, joy or happiness to others.
When the tyranny of the state is combined with the hypocrisy of the church, you have a modern example of the twin vultures that have devoured man, and his rights, throughout the ages.
Of the ten crimes which Biblical Hebrew law punished by stoning, nine have ceased to be offenses in modern society.
Man's inhumanity to man will continue as long as man loves God more than he loves his fellow man.
A precept claiming infallibility should certainly possess the universality of the law of gravitation and the perfection of the arithmetical table. If it fails to possess these undeviating qualities, its imperfection is self-evident and its value either greatly diminished or useless.
Praying as a public function, particularly when led by a clergyman, is a vulgar display of an exclusively personal matter.
Imagine using as an authority in the matter of marriage the opinion of a celibate priest!