Most Americans probably have no idea how hostile anti-abortion sidewalk counseling outside clinics can be. There’s a reason pro-choicers volunteer to escort patients as they make their way past angry crowds to the clinic door.
I am not a lover of Israel, of course. I have no reason to be. But I don’t hate Jews.
A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice.
While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people… now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.