Quote of the Month

This month let’s visit this quote by the unsung free thinker of his time, Thomas Paine.

“The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion.”

As true then as it is today. But the lure of a wisp of justification to support ones belief in the non existant sells many books today. Fills many pews.

This one fact remains regardless. Only those who have bought the magic beans cannot see it.

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10 thoughts on “Quote of the Month

  1. b–bu–but the founders were devout Christians! Jesus wrote the constitution! :-p

  2. I have read Paine and I love the man.
    I love this quote too

    • Good to see ya Mak.

      I posted another quote by Paine a while back, inspriring me to read up on him. I dare say the man would be called militant today!

      I am still struck by his accomplishments and his attitude. And I find it odd that he became an anathema in his own time, and was all but forgotton in American history after playing an important role in the revolution that started it all.

      • I ask myself how could such men be so forgotten?
        I read his common sense, age of reason and rights of man all great books.
        You should read Col. Robert Green Ingersoll too if you haven’t. Am sure you will like him too.

      • Thanks for the recommendation Mak, will look into it.

      • Welcome and am sure you will like his mistakes of Moses

      • At your suggestion, and the investigation into Ingersoll, there is a new post up! Check out The Open Library!

        …if you don’t already have it bookmarked.

        Ingersoll is a lively one! A true militant if there ever was one. His reaction to actually reading the bible is very similar to mine 🙂 Only he went through much trouble to formulate what is thus far a very impressive works. At forty pages in I am truly thirsting for more.

  3. Can anyone tell me what the source of this quote is?

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