Monicks: Unleashed

Thinking Critically


I broke my brother’s arm…

❝I broke my brother’s arm while pretending to be Scorpion from Mortal Kombat.  We couldn’t tell my parents we were playing Mortal Kombat because they would think video games were a bad influence, and they’d take them away.  So we told them we were acting out a scene from The Bible, hoping they’d take that away.❞

— Bill Squire


To live without god beliefs is intellectually stimulating.

Atheism accepts the natural world as all there is. To live without god beliefs is intellectually stimulating. To find one’s own purpose and be responsible for one’s own life is exciting. To be free of the imagined surveillance of good and evil spirits is liberating. To seek a peaceful world through work and friendship and civic action is life-affirming.

— Marie Alena Castle, March 1994


Francis Crick – Quote

“I realized early on that it is detailed scientific knowledge which makes certain religious beliefs untenable. A knowledge of the true age of the earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do. And if some of the Bible is manifestly wrong, why should any of the rest of it be accepted automatically? … What could be more foolish than to base one’s entire view of life on ideas that, however plausible at the time, now appear to be quite erroneous? And what would be more important than to find our true place in the universe by removing one by one these unfortunate vestiges of earlier beliefs?”

— Francis Crick, What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery, 1988


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