So today is my birthday and I’m spending it in a neck brace. For anyone who was on the 405 South yesterday I apologize, even though it was not my fault.
Today is also Thomas Paine’s birthday and the LA Atheism Examiner, Hugh Kramer, has posted some great articles on one of my favorite free thinkers.
Some of my favorite quotes from TP
“The christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.”
“Mingling religion with politics may be disavowed and reprobated by every inhabitant of America.”
“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
“The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.”
Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Paine (this is the first video, the others are at YouTube)