Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quotes of the Day

These quotes should be read by all right-wing fundamentalist types, but, sadly, they wouldn't get the point or even recognize the reference to themselves:

I was raised in a tradition of inquiry. If you encounter something that doesn't fit your worldview, it's more intellectually honest to say, 'maybe there's something wrong with this worldview,' than to try to shoehorn your findings into an existing belief.   -- John Mack

It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away. -- Kenich Ohmae

The ultimate test of a moral society is what kind of world they leave to their children.   -- Bonhoefer

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.  -- Elsa Wheeler Wilcox

There is a principle which is proof against all information, which is proof against all arguments, which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance; that principle is contempt, prior to investigation. -- Herbert Spencer