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Favorite Voltaire Quotes

Fifteen quotes from one of the leading figures from the Enlightenment.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

There I something quite special about reading Philp K. Dick. He knows how to snatch attention. With just a page or two you are completely under his control. You need more, you find it hard to let the book go. You need answers, damn it! And you will read as much as you can to […]

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Quotes to Ponder #39

The search for truth takes you where the evidence leads you, even if, at first, you don’t want to go there. Bart D. Ehrman

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The Golden Bough Vol 9 by James George Frazer

This volume of the magnificent Golden Bough by James George Frazer handles a phenomenon called The Scapegoat. Now if you were raised in a Christian surrounding, like me, who grew up in a community that is 99,99% catholic then you will probably think that it deals exclusively with Jesus and his impact upon the world. […]

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Thais by Anatole France

Listen to the Librivox version. Props to the reader Rom Maczka. I don’t think there were any issues and managed to make every single sentence come to life. You can find more of his splended reading here. First time reading Anatole France, most certainly not the last. I went into the book blank, not even […]

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Quotes to Ponder #30

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine

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The Modern Pilgrim

As the number of religious people worldwide decreases, one would think that people who set about on yearly pilgrimages would also decrease. But that isn’t the case. Nor has it been the case in this or the last century. There is a new brand of pilgrim that is slowly but quite surely replacing those pilgrims […]

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Quotes to Ponder #16

I count religion but a childish toyAnd hold, there is no sin but ignorance. Christopher Marlowe