Donald Andrew Henson II

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“…we are ‘blessed’ to have what we have – a word that has, much to my annoyance, replaced ‘lucky’ only in my lifetime.” – American Secularist

“Make no mistake about it – conservative Christians aren’t really worried about deficits, or that healthcare will cost too much, or that taxing the wealthy will hurt job creation….They think that when government takes care of the poor by taxing the rich a bit more that it frustrates the divine will.” – American Secularist

“If we were a dog and God owned us, the cops would come and take us away.” – Bill Maher

“Which corporation would you like to see America run like … AIG? Chrysler? Lehman Brothers?” – American Secularist

“In short, the rot throughout our national life is so conspicuous that a fair assessment would be that we are a wicked people who deserve to be punished.” – James Howard Kunstler

“There is no such source and cause of strife, quarrel, fights, malignant opposition, persecution, and war, and all evil in the state as religion. Let it once enter our civil affairs, our government would soon be destroyed. Let it once enter our common schools, they would be destroyed . . . Those who made our Constitution saw this, and used the most apt and comprehensive language in it to prevent such a catastrophe.” – Justice H.S. Orton of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1890

“This is a practical country. We have ideals. We have philosophies. But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence, so you have to mold the evidence to fit the answer you’ve already decided you’ve got to have.” – Former President Bill Clinton

“If you wake up tomorrow morning, thinking that saying a few Latin words over your pancakes is going to turn them into the body of Elvis Presley, you’ve lost your mind. But if you think more or less the same thing about a cracker and the body of Jesus, you’re just a Catholic.” – Sam Harris

“What separates you and I from those who flew planes into the World Trade Towers a decade ago is not so much the gospel of Luke as the essays of Locke, not Jesus so much as Jefferson.” – American Secularist

“Secularism is not an argument against Christianity, it is one independent of it. It does not question the pretensions of Christianity; it advances others. Secularism does not say there is no light or guidance elsewhere, but maintains that there is light and guidance in secular truth, whose conditions and sanctions exist independently, and act forever. Secular knowledge is manifestly that kind of knowledge which is founded in this life, which relates to the conduct of this life, conduces to the welfare of this life, and is capable of being tested by the experience of this life.” – George Jacob Holyoke

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.  – Thomas Paine

“One of the biggest problems with religion is that it predisposes people to believe as fact propositions which have hardly any evidence at all” – American Secularist

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