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The Church of Baseball

I believe in the church of baseball. I’ve tried all of the major religions and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 … Continue reading

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A Genuinely Democratic Society

A genuinely democratic society requires a secular ethos: one that does not equate morality with religion, stigmatize atheists, defer to religious interests, and aim over others to make religious belief an informal qualification for public office. Ellen Willis, “Freedom from … Continue reading

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Sole Possession of Truth

When people in the name of religion claim to have sole possession of truth, they have crossed the line from faith to arrogance. Paul Simon, former Senator, P.S.: The Autobiography of Paul Simon, 1999, requoted in What Liberals Believe, page … Continue reading

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Why Separation of Church and State Is Necessary

The Bill of Rights decoupled religion from the state, in part because so many religions were steeped in an absolutist frame of mind – each convinced that it alone had a monopoly on the truth and therefore eager for the … Continue reading

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Insanity and Religion

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion. Robert M. Persig

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H.L. Mencken Quotes

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. … Continue reading

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