"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
I like this Sunday thing you're doing. Unlike PZ Myers over at Pharyngula, I see a value in time regularly set aside for some organized discussion about moral philosophy and society (in which, I agree, reality must play a significant role). I've been doing some thinking about how I want to integrate that into my kids lives, when I get some. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to come to any good ideas.
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