November 3, 2016

Dan Barker Quotoes

“Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits. It is intellectual bankruptcy.”

“Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits. “

“Happiness is nonetheless true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting.”

“How happy can you be when you think every action and thought is being monitored by a judgmental ghost?”

“It is true that atheism is a negative word, but so is nonfiction. They are double negatives. Both words tell you that what you are getting is real, not pretend. Those of “

“religion that cannot survive looking at itself through the eyes of others does not deserve to survive.”

“Solving a real problem was much more meaningful than saving fictional souls from a fictional hell.”

“The very concept of sin comes from the Bible. Christianity offers to solve a problem of its own making! Would you be thankful to a person who cut you with a knife in order to sell you a bandage?”

“You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help? “

“You can cite a hundred references to show that the biblical God is a bloodthirsty tyrant, but if they can dig up two or three verses that say ‘God is love,’ they will claim that you are taking things out of context! “

“You keep accusing me of blasphemy all of the time, But I cannot be convicted of a victimless crime.”