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Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
         

Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.


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Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.

Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.



Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it.

Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it.



Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority.

Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority.



Real life seeks the gentle slopes at the back of Mount Improbable, while creationists are blind to all but the daunting precipice at the front.

Real life seeks the gentle slopes at the back of Mount Improbable, while creationists are blind to all but the daunting precipice at the front.



Evil…doesn’t mean doing things that have bad consequences for people. It means private thoughts and actions that are not to “the Christian majority’s” private liking.

Evil…doesn’t mean doing things that have bad consequences for people. It means private thoughts and actions that are not to “the Christian majority’s” private liking.



We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.



Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferociousdefence? One might have supposed him amply capable of lookingafter himself.

Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferociousdefence? One might have supposed him amply capable of lookingafter himself.



Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration tomoral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually writtenin it?

Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration tomoral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually writtenin it?



However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer, the designer himself has got to be at least as improbable. God is the Ultimate Boeing 747.

However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer, the designer himself has got to be at least as improbable. God is the Ultimate Boeing 747.



More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.

More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.





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Maybe life doesn't get any better than this, or any worse, and what we get is just what we're willing to find: small wonders, where they grow.

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Don't ask God to give you a light burden. Ask Him to give you strong shoulders to carry a heavy burden.

Don't ask God to give you a light burden. Ask Him to give you strong shoulders to carry a heavy burden.



To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving.

To a commonplace man of limited intellect, for instance, nothing is simpler than to imagine himself an original character, and to revel in that belief without the slightest misgiving.



Wasting time with the wrong person is just time wasted.

Wasting time with the wrong person is just time wasted.



I'd actually argue forging a company is far more harder than forging a product

I'd actually argue forging a company is far more harder than forging a product



I kind of look like every other girl walking around.

I kind of look like every other girl walking around.



There is a line between a definite maybe and an indefinite yes.

There is a line between a definite maybe and an indefinite yes.



As my I guess, career's advancing, for lack of a better word, I'm becoming a lot more passionate for the jobs that I do. So, it becomes easier when you like what you do.

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