Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Mob Ruled

The mob is the mother of tyrants.
 — Diogenes

Friday, 26 July 2013

State-Sponsored Racism

Nationalism is an infantile disease. 
It is the measles of mankind.
 — Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Art Of Surprise

Do the right thing.
It will gratify some people 
and astonish the rest.
 — Mark Twain

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Unjust Desserts

Only in a democracy can the people be blamed for the politicians they get.

Friday, 19 July 2013

All The Gods Are Within Us

A belief in a cruel god makes a cruel man.
 –– Thomas Paine

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Simplicity

Truth only gets complicated when untruthful people have power.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Houston, We Have A Problem

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

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Taken

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: 
If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, 
we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. 
We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. 
The bamboozle has captured us. 
It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, 
even to ourselves, 
that we’ve been taken. 
Once you give a charlatan power over you, 
you almost never get it back.
— Carl Sagan 'The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark'