Quote Of The Day — July 31, 2015

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Temples and churches, pagodas and mosques, in all countries and ages, in their splendor and spaciousness, testify to man’s need for metaphysics, a need strong and ineradicable, which follows close on the physical. … Sometimes it lets itself be satisfied with clumsy fables and fairy-tales. If only they are imprinted early enough, they are for man adequate explanations of his existence and supports for his morality. Consider the Koran, for example; this wretched book was sufficient to start a world-religion, to satisfy the metaphysical need of countless millions for twelve hundred years, to become the basis of their morality and of a remarkable contempt for death, and also to inspire them to bloody wars and the most extensive conquests. In this book we find the saddest and poorest form of theism. Much may be lost in translation, but I have not been able to discover in it one single idea of value.

Arthur Schopenhauer, (1788 – 1860)

 

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — July 31, 2015

  1. Buck says:

    As true then as now.

    • Grouchy says:

      The only change in their demeanor in the last 1400 plus years is the degree of violence and ability for mass scale annihilation. Both have been deepened and more widespread.
      Likewise, the rise of Spirituality has increased, even as religious membership has decreased. And this gives islam fits, as well.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Now they’re on FaceBook And Twitter!

    • Grouchy says:

      If only those were the only places the heathens were~!
      An educated heathen in a place of authority is still naught more than a heathen. And this administration is rife with them. America will pay a fearful price, I fear, for the traitorous acts of the current incumbent of the Nation’s highest office.

  3. Uriel says:

    Neither have I. All my reading has done is convince me I do not want to be anywhere near this religion if you loosely term it that.

    • Grouchy says:

      Uriel, islam is a sadistic, masochistic politically extremist ideology. There is no room for love or compassion in it. Only lies, deceit and fraudulent disinformation can be counted on to pour forth from its fountains.