~ We waste a great deal of anxiety in protecting children from things they do not see at all.
~ The first duty of a human being is to assume right functional relation to society.
~ We are more carefully trained in not hurting people's feelings than the stark truth.
~ Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. Whosoever would be a man, must be a non-conformist.
~ The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
~ One is often told it is a very wrong thing to attack religion because it makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed.
~ Faith is intellectual bankruptcy. If something is true we don't invoke faith. Truth does not ask to be believed.
~ gods are fragile things; they may be killed off by a whiff of science or a healthy dose of common sense.
~ Xianity has such a contemptable opinion of human nature, that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a god. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
~ Faith in god necessarily implies a lack of faith in humanity!
~ Xians are insulted and incredulous when scientists state that humans evolved from "lower" life forms, yet, (YET!) have no problem with the bible stating the human race was created by a handful of dirt!
TRUTH FOR AUTHORITY, NOT AUTHORITY FOR TRUTH!
Ernestine L. Rose, known to the clergy as "the female devil", was America's first woman's rights activist in 1836.
The following are pieces I took from Ernestine's "A Defense of Atheism". If I had to pick a heroine, she would be it!