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Quote of the day Aug/Sept/Oct 2021
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Started by metmike - Aug. 1, 2021, 3:02 a.m.
Quote of the day-May/June/July 2021
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Started by metmike - May 3, 2021, 7:21 p.m.
Neither political party has a franchise on the truth.
If you believe one party all the time......................you will believe in lies some of the time.
On this day in 2004
|About belief or lack of belief in an afterlife: Some of you may know that I am neither Christian nor Jewish nor Buddhist, nor a conventionally religious person of any sort.|
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I'm dead. My German-American ancestors, the earliest of whom settled in our Middle West about the time of our Civil War, called themselves "Freethinkers," which is the same sort of thing. My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut wrote, for example, "If what Jesus said was good, what can it matter whether he was God or not?"
I myself have written, "If it weren't for the message of mercy and pity in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, I wouldn't want to be a human being. I would just as soon be a rattlesnake."
|~ Kurt Vonnegut ~|
Kurt Vonnegut (/ˈvɒnəɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer.
Your true friends tell you the truth and expect nothing in return.
"One of these days in your travels, a guy is going to show you a deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer you a bet that he can make the Jack of spades jump out of the deck and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, do not accept this bet, because as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider". - Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls