1. 10

    Nothing is truly unnatural, because everything that exists, including human intelligence, is a product of nature. If human intelligence can devise ways for the genes from two men to result in a child, their doing so is an entirely natural event.

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  2. 9

    Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.

    24
  3. 8

    It takes a certain ingenuous faith - but I have it - to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.

    25
  4. 7

    I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.

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  5. 6

    And I say, the meaning of life is what you make it. There will be as many different meaningful lives as there are people to live them.

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  6. 5

    Religions survive mainly because they brainwash the young.

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  7. 4

    Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life.

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  8. 3

    I do not believe that there are any such things as gods and goddesses, for exactly the same reasons as I do not believe there are fairies, goblins or sprites, and these reasons should be obvious to anyone over the age of ten.

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  9. 2

    To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.

    61
  10. 1

    To believe something in the face of evidence and against reason - to believe something by faith - is ignoble, irresponsible and ignorant, and merits the opposite of respect.

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  11. Last Update: 25 September 2022

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