May 25, 2016
“Even if one assumed that God was the source of all political authority, did that mean that every king, tyrant or inferior magistrate, every highwayman or pirate who tried to exert his power over his victims, did so with divine approval and could reasonably expect them to believe that it was sacrilegious to resist? Clearly we obey kings for reasons which are different to those we give for obeying robbers who hold us in their power.”
David Hume, the Philosopher as Historian, by Nicholas Phillipson
February 24, 2016
“Every advance in human civilization, from the spread of science and literacy to the abolition of slavery, has had to meet the objection that it violated God-given laws.”
“Minority Report,” Nation, 3/13/89
May 15, 2015
“Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”
The Daily Show, 5/15/15
November 2, 2012
By Whyndam Standing
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