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The human wish to credit good things as miraculous and to charge bad things to another account is apparently universal.
There's been some research in cognitive science, I'm told, that discloses that there have always been perhaps 10 to 15 percent of people who are, as Pascal puts it, so made that they cannot believe. To us, when people talk about faith, it's white noise.
I have nowhere claimed nor even implied that unbelief is a guarantee of good conduct or even an indicator of it.
If you can talk, you can write.
I retain what's interesting to me, but I don't have a lot of strategic depth.
I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient.
I still think like a Marxist in many ways.
I took part in what was actually the last eruption of Marxist internationalism.
Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers.
Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they'd both unite against an invasion from Mars.
The citizens of Tumortown are forever assailed with cures and rumors of cures.
The Islamists will try to spoil everything for everyone.
To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it's a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized and excluded.
I don't think souls or bodies can be changed by incantation. Or anything else by the way.
I felt Clinton represented the worst of the 1960s.
I think the materialist conception of history is valid.
I used to wish there was a useful term for those of us who thought American power should be used to remove psychopathic dictators.
Millions of people die every day. Everyone's got to go sometime.
Obscenity comes from grime.
Of course, I do everything for money.
The people who tend to raise antiwar slogans will do so generally when it's American or British interests involved.
I don't think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.
One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring.
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