Supernaturalism Quotes

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Jess C. Scott
“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”
Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey

Christopher Hitchens
“About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?

Depending on my mood, I sometimes but not always refrain from pointing out what a breathtakingly insulting and patronizing question this is. (It is on a par with the equally subtle inquiry: Since you don't believe in our god, what stops you from stealing and lying and raping and killing to your heart's content?) Just as the answer to the latter question is: self-respect and the desire for the respect of others—while in the meantime it is precisely those who think they have divine permission who are truly capable of any atrocity—so the answer to the first question falls into two parts. A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so. It could be that all existence is a pointless joke, but it is not in fact possible to live one's everyday life as if this were so. Whereas if one sought to define meaninglessness and futility, the idea that a human life should be expended in the guilty, fearful, self-obsessed propitiation of supernatural nonentities… but there, there. Enough.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Jess C. Scott
“One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.

“They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.”
Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Let us account for all we see by the facts we know. If there are things for which we cannot account, let us wait for light. To account for anything by supernatural agencies is, in fact to say that we do not know. Theology is not what we know about God, but what we do not know about Nature.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Thomas Hobbes
“For, from the time that the Bishop of Rome had gotten to be acknowledged for bishop universal, by pretence of succession to St. Peter, their whole hierarchy, or kingdom of darkness, may be compared not unfitly to the kingdom of fairies; that is, to the old wives' fables in England concerning ghosts and spirits, and the feats they play in the night. And if a man consider the original of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof: for so did the papacy start up on a sudden out of the ruins of that heathen power.”
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Atheists are the most honest of the human race. These people are unable to live a double life; they are unable to lie to themselves. Of course it's an evolutionary handicap, and if that handicap was widespread, our species would run the risk of extinction”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Abhijit Naskar
“It has been long since thinking humanity has learnt that love is a majestic creation of the brain, yet that knowledge hasn’t made love be deemed any less glorious. Then why should it threaten the religious believer to learn that divinity as well is a natural creation of the brain!”
Abhijit Naskar, Neurons of Jesus: Mind of A Teacher, Spouse & Thinker

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Once you believe that god is not a private property of anybody, you are on your way to becoming a new messiah. Maybe your own if not the world's”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Why doesn't the pope convert to Calvinism? Why doesn't the Dalai Lama, convert to Christianity, why doesn't Billy Graham convert to Islam, Why doesn't the Ayatollahs convert to Buddhism, Why isn't Buddhism swept away? Religious leaders know that all religions are equal; they know that no one of them has the monopoly to the knowledge of God. They know that each religion is trying to find the hidden God and that no one religion can claim to have found him beyond doubt. That's why they remain where they are and respect each other.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Bangambiki Habyarimana
“All religions are man-made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don't create unbelief or doubt in people's minds. When you do so you ruin their lives and you have nothing to give them in its place. It's ok if people delude themselves; those delusions keep their day running.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Abhijit Naskar
“Now you know that the fascinating phenomenon of love has nothing to do with the supernatural entity known as Cupid, but everything to do with neurochemistry. Likewise, divinity is a cerebral creation, not a supernatural one. And it has been long since thinking humanity has learnt that love is a majestic creation of the brain, yet that knowledge hasn’t made love be deemed any less glorious. Then why should it threaten the religious believer to learn that divinity as well is a natural creation of the brain!”
Abhijit Naskar, Neurons of Jesus: Mind of A Teacher, Spouse & Thinker

Abhijit Naskar
“Mysticism and supernaturalism are the descendants of ignorance and fear.”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Bangambiki Habyarimana
“God has not yet revealed himself to no one in no unclear terms. Religions are attempts to find him; on that level they are all equal”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Bangambiki Habyarimana
“An atheist is someone who is disappointed in his search of god. He is a man who strongly needed god but couldn't find him. Atheism is a cry of despair”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
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Victor J. Stenger
“As Nobel laureate physicist Frank Wilczek has put it, "The answer to the ancient question, 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' would then be that 'nothing' is unstable." ... In short, the natural state of affairs is something rather than nothing. An empty universe requires supernatural intervention--not a full one. Only by the constant action of an agent outside the universe, such as God, could a state of nothingness be maintained. The fact that we have something is just what we would expect if there is no God.”
Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

“Intelligent design theorists have learned a few lessons from the failures of their predecessors and have devised a more sophisticated strategy to compete head on with evolution. One of the main things they [intelligent design creationists] have learned is what not to say.

A major element of their strategy is to advance a form of creation that not only omits any explicit mention of Genesis but is also usually vague, if not mute, about any of the specific claims about the nature of Creation, the separate ancestry of humans and apes, the explanation of the earth's geology by catastrophic global flood, or the age of the earth - items that readily identified young-earth creationism as a thinly disguised biblical literalism.”
Robert T. Pennock, Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism

Abhijit Naskar
“Life is a natural phenomenon – and by mystifying it, one only disgraces its natural beauty.”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Abhijit Naskar
“Common people tend to term any kind of bizarre phenomenon as “paranormal” or “supernatural”. They often exaggerate it as the work of the Gods. Behind this belief is nothing but primitive ignorance. Social progress means that people must (a necessity, not a luxury) align their beliefs and behavior to new knowledge and understanding of nature.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“When scientists are unable to explain a certain phenomenon, it does not prove that the phenomenon belongs in the paranormal domain. It means that we need more data and we need to carry out more analyses. If you ask a five-year old to define calculus, and the kid has no idea what you are talking about, it does not mean that calculus is something supernatural. It means that the kid’s brain needs to grow further in order to comprehend calculus. The same goes for various unexplained phenomena of the world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human