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While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
To be interested in food but not in food production is clearly absurd.
When we examine the opinions of men, we find that nothing is more uncommon than common sense; or, in other words, they lack judgment to discover plain truths or to reject absurdities and palpable contradictions.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
When things get so absurd and so stupid and so ridiculous that you just can't bear it, you cannot help but turn everything into a joke.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
People just hate the idea of losing. Any loss, even a small one, is just so terrible to contemplate that they compensate by buying insurance, including totally absurd policies like air travel.
I believe in God, which means I am open to some absurd possibilities. But I understand the power of that faith, and I understand the metaphor of that belief.
The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
I thought it completely absurd to mention my name in the same breath as the presidency.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
What makes me laugh is, of course, the absurd, the horror - anything that upsets me.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
Luc de Clapiers
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
John F. Kennedy
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