Random Quote #36 topic: atheism, Wayne Aiken's atheism cookie file

"Who can estimate the misery that has been caused by this most infamous
doctrine of eternal punishment? Think of the lives it has blighted -- of
the tears it has caused -- of the agony it has produced. Think of the
millions who have been driven to insanity by this most terrible of dogmas.
This doctrine renders God the basest and most cruel being in the universe.
Compared with him, the most frightful deities of the most barbarous and
degraded tribes are miracles of goodness and mercy. There is nothing more
degrading than to worship such a god. Lower than this the soul can never
sink. If the doctrine of eternal damnation is true, let me share the fate of
the unconverted; let me have my portion in hell, rather than in heaven with
a god infamous enough to inflict eternal misery upon any of the sons of men."
[Robert G. Ingersoll, "Heretics and Heresies", 1874]


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