Should one continue to base one's life on a system of belief that--for all its occasional wisdom and frequent beauty--is demonstrably untrue?

— Charles Templeton

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You were born with two things: existence and opportunity, and these are the raw materials out of which you can make a successful life.


The Bible says that the the Lord thy God is a jealous God.

But if you are omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, eternal, and the creator of all that exists, of whom could you possibly be jealous?


Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems;

it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully.


The old style hypocrite was a person who tried to appear better than he actually was; the new style hypocrite tries to appear worse than he or she is.


He [Jesus] was the greatest human being who has ever lived.

He was a moral genius. His ethical sense was unique. He was the intrinsically wisest person that I've ever encountered in my life or in my reading. His commitment was total and led to his own death, much to the detriment of the world.

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