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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.
-—Isaac Asimov

Posts from This Journal by “belief” Tag

  • QotD: Uncertain Fanatics

    You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They…

  • QotD: What is Possible

    For all of you who aren't sure, it is possible to be gay and Christian. It's also possible to believe in God and science. It is possible…

  • Ismania

    From "You Can't Take it With You" (1938) View clip: https://youtu.be/AUzB73j7s3o Transcribed dialog: Why don't you write a play…

  • Quotes otD: Atheists on Faith

    I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics…

  • Regaining Your Hope, Joy, and Peace of Mind after the Election

    I just saw something advertised under that title, and I clicked the link and was disappointed that the page did not come up. I could use some help…

  • QotD: Not the Same River

    No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he is not the same man. -Heraclitus

  • QotD: How Tyranny Begins

    A president intent on developing a base of enthusiastic supporters who believe bald-faced lies poses a clear threat to American democracy.…

  • Creationism Is Not a Theory

    Creationism gets treated by religious people as if it were a viable theoretical alternative to Evolution. They do this in spite of the fact that…

  • After School Satan and The Satanic Temple

    This is the after-elementary-school program being offered by an organization called The Satanic Temple. It was news to me, but the Satanists I met…

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