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.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Religions survive mainly because they brainwash the young.
Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life.
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.
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.
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.
Last Update: 25 September 2022
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