October 22, 2009

Sam Harris

"In fact, "atheism" is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a "non-astrologer" or a "non-alchemist." We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs." — Sam Harris

4 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

yer killing me today, stop it, my ribcage, no, hee hee hee!...

SerTyrion said...

But, if we had a group of people trying to pass legislation requiring that Elvis is still alive be taught in schools or if we were told you cant be good without Elvis... you would start finding aElvisists. Atheism is nothing more than a response to theism. You dont find aleprechuanists... because there is no effort to promote the existance of leprechauns... and thus no reason to set up a response.

Kulkuri said...

I refer to myself as a Born-Again Agnostic. We are born not knowing and have to be indoctrinated and some of us later get to the point where we don't believe all the bullshit put out by the bible-bangers.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

My Goddess gave birth to your God