Tuesday, June 22, 2004


A devout atheist would say, take your attention out of the unknown, out of the heavens. Turn it instead with full concentration on your own life, your own experience. The faith of an atheist is the remarkable notion that this is enough. What we see with our eyes, and touch with our skin, and know with our minds, and live with our lives must be enough. This human existence must redeem itself, must bless itself, must create itself. The faith of an atheist is not a faith in god, but in life itself. That is faith.

-Rev. Darcey Laine, Unitarian-Universalist minister

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
-Richard Whately, philosopher, reformer, theologian, economist (1787-1863)

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-Benjamin Franklin, American printer, writer, politician, diplomat, and scientist (1706-1790)