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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science
Published By : Twelve
ISBN : 0446579807 (ISBN13: 9780446579803)
Format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages : 307
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    “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
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    “[E]xceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.”
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    “Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.”
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    “The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals.”
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    “Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its conscience.”
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