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Religion: Respect? Ridicule!

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

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Arthur C. Clarke, science-fiction writer and futurist visionary, is dead at 90.

Clarke died in his adopted home country of Sri Lanka early March 19 from respiratory complications.

Here are a few thoughts from this great mind…

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him.

I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?


Written by Nathan Bond

March 19, 2008 at 06:11

Posted in Religion must go!

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  1. Nathan, Athur C Clarke doesn’t seem to sure as he says “maybe”.
    He refers to God as “her”. What religious book gave him that perception or was the poor man just confused?
    I can agree on the hijacking statement, yet he should take in account the ecception and that it is not all religions.
    I could agree on the rest but however, as ones knowledge grows, the truth grows also. Did he increase his knowledge in science-fiction or in religion? The earth (mind of man) is true; if you plant a mielie, a mielie will grow, not daffedill.
    I wander if he had a great mind, maybe he just had a “big head”?

    Hans Matthysen

    July 9, 2008 at 23:09

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