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    Today when the Fundamentalists are once more insisting that the fundamentals of fundamentalism are fundamental to our being No. 1 on the Lord's totem pole, it's very brave of you to invite the "resident atheist" of mid-Missouri to share her thoughts with you.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    Not only is this not love; I think it is the most diabolical unfairness that was ever taught or devised.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    The Doxology ... that testimonial to the Platonic Trinity, which divided the Roman Empire into at least eighteen quarreling sects, none of whom knew what they were fighting about, and which schisms contributed to the decline and fall of this greatest of states. Rome had thrived for one thousand years with pagan gods at the helm and expired after only one hundred and fifty years under the Christian banner.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: fighting  god  christian  year 
     
    But I still don't know what kind of monster was this god, until I saw that Jesus deliberately hid his light under a bushel. "Tell no one" was often his command.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: god  jesus 
     
    The Bible, itself the ultimate curse, is an in-depth profile of the divine spleen.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: divine  bible 
     
    The natural is so awesome that we need not go beyond it.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    I am fond of saying that reading the Bible turned me into an atheist.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: saying  atheist  bible  reading 
     
    Christians tell me that they have a higher destiny than the lower animals, because Homo Sapiens can reason. But the Bible tells me that this gift of reason, which they call god-given, may be the match that lights the fires of hell for all who dare to use it, since whatever is not of faith is sin.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: animals  hell  fire  gift  christian  faith  bible  sin 
     
    It is possible to pull out justification for imposing your will on others, simply by calling your will God's will.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: god 
     
    I had always been told the bible was a book about love, but I couldn't find enough love in it to fill a salt shaker. God is not love in the bible; God is vengeance. There is no other book between whose covers life is so cheap.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: god  bible  book 
     
    Personally, I think the 'Christian family' should be called a Christian fantasy.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: fantasy  christian 
     
    I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won't have to have faith in gods.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    I am now convinced that children should not be subjected to the frightfulness of the Christian religion [...]. If the concept of a father who plots to have his own son put to death is presented to children as beautiful and as worthy of society's admiration, what types of human behavior can be presented to them as reprehensible?
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: time  world  dark  age 
     
    Let us use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems without relying on prayers and wishful thinking. When we have faith in ourselves, we will find we do not have to have faith in gods.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    I studied every page of this book, and I didn't find enough love to fill a salt shaker. God is not love in the Bible; God is vengeance, from Alpha to Omega.
    — Ruth Hurmence Green
    tags: god  book 
     
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