Rarely but I often recycle my own stuff.
I am not a needy, whiny little coward who needs to hold teh imaginary hand of a geographically specific invisible space chappie.
I like life raw, sans condiments, sans accoutrements.
Sometimes a quote will say it all and MUCH better than I could.
Bertrand Russell: There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting.
But he dares not face this thought!
Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.
The king said to the people: "God made you peasants, and he made me king.
He made rags and hovels for you, robes and palaces for me.
Such is the justice of God."
And the priest said: "God made you ignorant and vile.
He made me holy and wise.
If you do not obey me, God will punish you here and torment you hereafter.
Such is the mercy of God."
The king ruled by force, the priest by fear, and both by both.
The king owned the bodies and the priest the souls, of men.
One lived on taxes, the other on alms.
One was a robber, the other a beggar, and each was both.
Jerry Falwell: Good Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
FSTDT: Make sure your answer uses Scripture, not logic.
FSTDT: To say the Bible was written by men and may contain inaccuracies completely contradicts the word of the Bible.
FSTDT: I can sum it all up in three words: Evolution is a lie
Chapman Cohen: Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.