"To the scientist the word 'supernatual' is a contradiction.
Everything that is in the universe is natural;
the supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
And that which is called the supernatural is often the figment
of a disordered, undisciplined or undeveloped imagination."
-- Elbert Hubbard -- << MORE >>
"For most of the history of our species, we were helpless to understand how nature works.
We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally.
We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
-- Ann Druyan -- << MORE >>
"When the white missionaries came to Africa,
they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.
-- Desmond Tutu -- << MORE >>
"The Church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round,
for I have seen the shadow on the moon,
and I have more faith in a shadow, than in the church.
-- Ferdinand Magellan --
(1480 - 1521) << MORE >>
"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon
their young into an artificial conformity;
but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth,
irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences."
-- H. P. Lovecraft -- << MORE >>