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More Friedrich Nietzsche quotes.
“Every true faith is infallible. It performs what the believing person hopes to find in it. But it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search.”
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. -
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization."
~ Robert Anton Wilson
Robert Anton Wilson
Only the madman is absolutely sure.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
The Western World has been brainwashed by Aristotle for the last 2,500 years. The unconscious, not quite articulate, belief of most Occidentals is that there is one map which adequately represents reality. By sheer good luck, every Occidental thinks he or she has the map that fits. Guerrilla ontology, to me, involves shaking up that certainty.
"Every national border in Europe," El Eswad added ironically, "marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others."
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Author unknown, lol......
There is not a single religion that can survive these two words: PROVE IT
"Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I'm concerned. I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or necrodestination."
The place your body ends up after you're dead.
His necrodestination was the town's cemetery.
“Cogito ergo sum”
(Used by Descartes to discuss the limits of what we can be certain of; especially when most everything we think depends on our observations. Inherently, notoriously, faulty observations.)
By the by, can we prove we are not living in a computer simulation?
That is up to those that claim it is so.
Zappa had "the best words"
I might suggest Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy for his "proof" and why your idea of epistemology is logically problematical.
I find in myself innumerable ideas of things which, though they may not exist outside me, can't be said to be nothing. While I have some control over my thoughts of these things, I do not make the things up: they have their own real and immutable natures. Suppose, for example, that I have a mental image of a triangle. While it may be that no figure of this sort does exist or ever has existed outside my thought, the figure has a fixed nature (essence or form), immutable and eternal, which hasn't been produced by me and isn't dependent of my mind.
“This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it?
“In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!'
“This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.
“I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.”
~ Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish....
"Hey you, sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is!"
“The Somebody Else's Problem field is much simpler and more effective, and what's more can be run for over a hundred years on a single torch battery. This is because it relies on people's natural disposition not to see anything they don't want to, weren't expecting, or can't explain.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
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"For thousands more years the mighty ships tore across the empty wastes of space and finally dived screaming on to the first planet they came across—which happened to be the Earth—where due to a terrible miscalculation of scale the entire battle fleet was accidentally swallowed by a small dog."
~ Douglas Adams
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States
The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
"He who says "The United States is a Christian nation founded upon Christian principles and beliefs" is woefully ignorant of history. The United States was founded by Deists, and the puritan settlers were but one immigrant group among many."
“In the beginning the Universe was created.
“This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
~ Douglas Adams
"You couldn't care less, could you?"
"That's not true. I could care a whole lot less."
~ Dunno who said it but I couldn't agree more
Excuse me while I wander over to the FUCK YOU thread......
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