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"If anyone tells you that you shouldn't look at opposing information to theirs, something is wrong. The real truth will stand up to any scrutiny."

- Jeremy Kopchak

 

"Atheism is not a belief system, it is a conclusion based on lack of evidence of the alternative."

- Angus Robertson

 

"Faith is the purposeful suspension of critical thinking"

- Bill Maher

 

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

- Thomas Jefferson

 

"Would pride or stubbornness prevent you from admitting that you are on the wrong road? Well, then, if you learn from an examination of your Bible that you are traveling a wrong religious road, be willing to change."

- You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth p.32

 

"It is not a form of religious persecution for anyone to say and to show that another religion is false"

- The Watchtower, Nov. 15, 1963, p.688

 

"apostates are 'mentally diseased', and they seek to infect others with their disloyal teachings. - We do not receive them into our homes or greet them. We also refuse to read their literature, watch TV programs that feature them, examine their Web sites, or add our comments to their blogs. Why do we take such a firm stand? Because of love."

- The Watchtower July 15, 2011 p. 16

 

"No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and family...Does study of the Bible lead to family breakup? No."

- Awake! July 9, 2009 p.29

 

"I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law."

- Matt 10:35

 

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own soul, he cannot be my disciple."

- Jesus, Luke 14:26

 

"test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God."

- 1 John 4:1

 

"Prove all things "

- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

 

"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

- John 8:32

 

"It is a remarkable coincidence that almost everyone has the same religion as their parents and it always just so happens they’re the right religion."

- Richard Dawkins

 

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

- Stephen Hawking

 

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

- Albert Einstein

 

"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe."

- Carl Sagan

 

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"

- Carl Sagan

 

"A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism."

- Donald Morgan

 

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

- Stephen Roberts

 

"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."

- Morpheus, The Matrix

 

"you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind."

- Morpheus, The Matrix

 

"I didn't say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth."

- Morpheus, The Matrix

 

"You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more."

- Morpheus, The Matrix

 

"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? The very minds of the people we are trying to save. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."

- Morpheus, The Matrix

 

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

- Albert Einstein

 

"God did not create man in his own image. Evidently, it was the other way about, which is the painless explanation for the profusion of gods and religions, and the fratricide both between and among faiths, that we see all about us and that has so retarded the development of civilization."

- Christopher Hitchens - God Is Not Great

 

"So Jehovah said: "I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, from man to domestic animal, to moving animal and to flying creature of the heavens, because I do regret that I have made them.""

- Genesis 6:7

 

"Only months until Armageddon"

- Watchtower Sept 15, 1941 P288

 

"The fact that fifty-four years of the period called the "last days" have already gone by is highly significant. It means that only a few years, at most, remain before the corrupt system of things dominating the earth is destroyed by God."

- Awake! October 8, 1968 P13

 

"The apostle Paul was spearheading the Christian missionary activity. He was also laying a foundation for a work that would be completed in our 20th century."

- Watchtower Jan 1, 1989 P12 (original edition)

 

"Young ones will never grow old or fulfill a career in this system."

- Awake! May 22, 1969 p.15

 

"If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will never grow old in this present system of things. Why not? Because all the evidence in fulfillment of Bible prophecy indicates that this corrupt system is due to end in a few years."

- Awake! May 22, 1969 p.15

 

"True, there have been those in times past who predicted an "end to the world," even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The "end" did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them."

- Awake! Oct 8, 1968 p.23

 

"We encourage you to avoid being deceived by false prophets."

- Watchtower Feb 1, 1992 p.7

 

"Morality Is Doing Right, No Matter What You Are Told.
Religion Is Doing What You Are Told, No Matter What Is Right."

- Author Unknown

 

"Happy will he be that grabs ahold and does dash to pieces Your children against the crag."

- Psalms 137:9

 

"And Jehovah proceeded to deal a blow to the child that the wife of U·ri′ah had borne to David so that it took sick."

- 2 Samuel 12:14-15

 

"And he proceeded to go up from there to Beth´el. As he was going up on the way, there were small boys that came out from the city and began to jeer him and that kept saying to him: "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" Finally he turned behind him and saw them and called down evil upon them in the name of Jehovah. Then two she-bears came out from the woods and went tearing to pieces forty-two children of their number."

- 2 Kings 2:23-24

 

"Every one that is found will be pierced through, and every one that is caught in the sweep will fall by the sword; and their very children will be dashed to pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be pillaged, and their own wives will be raped."

- Isaiah 13:15, 16

 

"And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has had intercourse with man by lying with a male. And preserve alive for yourselves all the little ones among the women who have not known the act of lying with a male."

- Numbers 31:17, 18

 

"Please, here I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with a man. Please, let me bring them out to YOU. Then do to them as is good in YOUR eyes."

- Genesis 19:8

 

"Here are my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them out, please, and YOU rape them and do to them what is good in YOUR eyes."

- Judges 19:24

 

"Hence the man took hold of his concubine and brought her forth to them outside; and they began to have intercourse with her, and kept on abusing her all night long until the morning, after which they sent her off at the ascending of the dawn."

- Judges 19:25

 

"Then he entered his house and took the slaughtering knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her up according to her bones into twelve pieces and sent her into every territory of Israel."

- Judges 19:29

 

"So they kept giving their father wine to drink during that night; then the firstborn went in and lay down with her father, but he did not know when she lay down and when she got up.- So they repeatedly gave their father wine to drink during that night also; then the younger got up and lay down with him, but he did not know when she lay down and when she got up."

- Genesis 19:33-38

 

"In view of that Judah said to O´nan: "Have relations with your brother's wife and perform brother-in-law marriage with her and raise up offspring for your brother." But O´nan knew that the offspring would not become his; and it occurred that when he did have relations with his brother's wife he wasted his semen on the earth so as not to give offspring to his brother. Now what he did was bad in the eyes of Jehovah; hence he put him also to death."

- Genesis 38:8-10

 

"At that Saul said: "This is what YOU men will say to David, 'The king has delight, not in marriage money, but in a hundred foreskins of the Phi·lis´tines, to avenge himself on the enemies of the king.'" - So David rose and he and his men went and struck down among the Phi·lis´tines two hundred men, and David came bringing their foreskins and giving them in full number to the king, to form a marriage alliance with the king. In turn Saul gave him Mi´chal his daughter as a wife."

- 1 Samuel 18:25-27

 

"Then E´hud thrust in his left hand and took the sword off his right thigh and plunged it into his belly. And the handle kept going in also after the blade so that the fat closed in over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly, and the fecal matter began to come out."

- Ezekiel 23:21,22

 

"who comes out of the doors of my house to meet me...must also become Jehovah's, and I must offer that one up as a burnt offering. - And it came about...he carried out his vow that he had made toward her."

- Judges 11:30-38 (Jephthah's unnamed virgin daughter burned as a sacrifice to God)

 

"“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”"

- Epicurus

 

"some of the apostate literature presents falsehoods by means of "smooth talk" and "counterfeit words." What would you expect from the table of demons?...Those who have continued to feed at Satan's spiritual table, the table of demons, will be forced to attend a literal meal, no, not as partakers, but as the main course-to their destruction!"

- Watchtower 1994 July 1 p.12

 

"Persons who deliberately spread (stubbornly hold to and speak about) teachings contrary to Bible truth as taught by Jehovah's Witnesses are apostates."

- Pay Attention to Yourself and to All the Flock

 

"Likewise, unclean practices, such as masturbation, which can be a steppingstone to homosexuality, have been dealt with in a serious, yet understanding, way, to help individuals keep clean and pure in Jehovah's eyes."

-Watchtower 1976 February 15 pp.122-3

 


"In fact, masturbation can lead into homosexuality. In such instances the person, not satisfied with his lonely sexual activity, seeks a partner for mutual sex play."

- Your Youth (1976) p.39 Chapter 5

 

"This happens much more frequently than you may realize. Contrary to what many persons think, homosexuals are not born that way, but their homosexual behavior is learned. And often a person gets started when very young by playing with another's sexual parts, and then engaging in homosexual acts."

- Your Youth (1976) p.39 Chapter 5

 

"No man castrated by crushing the testicles or having his male member cut off may come into the congregation of Jehovah."

- Deuteronomy 23:1

 

"Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the LORD met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and threw it at Moses' feet, and she said, "You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me.""

- Exodus 4:24-25 NASB

 

"Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals – as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions."

- Ezekiel 23:19-20 NET

 

"And you would take your beautiful articles from my gold and from my silver that I had given to you and you would make for yourself images of a male and prostitute yourself with them."

- Ezekiel 16:17

 

"There is no servant in the world as good as a good Colored servant."

- Judge Rutherford (The Golden Age, July 24, 1929, p. 702)

 

"You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend."

- Richard Jeni

 

 

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."

- Steven Weinberg

09/02/10
 
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