Wisdom Of The Day: Benjamin Franklin


“If Men are so wicked as we now see them with Religion what would they be if without it?”

~Benjamin Franklin – Letter to unknown recipient, December 13, 1757

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4 Responses to Wisdom Of The Day: Benjamin Franklin

  1. Robert says:

    My response to Franklin: probably a lot less wicked.

    Religion provides a means to act in a manner totally devoid of reason. It inhibits moral progress and posits a myriad number of conflicting moral absolutes–absolutes provided by a deity who can apparently break them at any time.

    • Ah, yes… The mighty agnostics and atheists have spoken. Always charming to hear their drivel. Same garbage everytime… What a cold and pointless life it must be. “Reason”… If only it was truly understood by them.

      • Robert says:

        It appears a coherent response to my claim is beyond you. Epithets are your only recourse.

        “Questioning with Boldness…” How ironic. It shouldn’t be difficult for you to identify who said this:

        “Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear. “

      • Here, let me try it like this… go away! You are not welcome here anymore. I don’t like atheists and you’ve gone on to demonstrate why. As for using T. Jefferson’s quote against me, I suspect that you fail to grasp the real intent of his statement… Ironic. But not for an atheist or a troll… Be gone before someone drops a bridge on you.

        It can be said that ignorance may be a dime a dozen prospect, but you, sir, are quite wealthy in your ignorance. Go spend your ill-fated fortune amongst your own kind. They’ll likely enjoy your inanities.

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