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Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. === U.S. congressman Paul Broun say, ‘Evolution and the Big Bang are lies straight from the pit of hell.’ === To permit ignorance is to empower it. To do nothing as our leaders proclaim absurdities is a crime of complacency. === The most self-righteous in life become the most fearful in death. === Where do we come from? Where are we going? “We come from God!” Beña declared aloud. “And we go to God!” === France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Poland, and more than fifty other countries had abandoned their crowns in the last century. Even in England there was a push for a referendum on ending the monarchy after the current queen died. === Jesus being age thirty-three at the time of the Passion is a more likely explanation. === … it seemed unlikely that a Spanish nun would admire a heterodox British poet. The entire story seemed like a stretch.