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Thomas Jefferson

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

— Thomas Jefferson

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J.T. at Atheism Resource came up with this “how to hold a rational discussion” flowchart, but it really applies to any discussion about religion, politics, who would win in a fight between comic book superheroes and rating fantasy baseball draft choices, among other topics:

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(a tip o’ the hat to Meesh for sharing this)

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If all involved would simple rely on reason (not emotion) and enter into a discussion with the goal to make valid points and consider what the other person is saying, then we might be able to actually solve some of the community, national and world problems. Otherwise, we’re f*cked.
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Howard Cosell

“The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.”

— Howard Cosell

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Ramakrishna

“God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.”

— Ramakrishna

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Thomas Szasz

“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”

— Thomas Szasz

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” O Lord, help me to be pure … but not yet.”

— Saint Augustine

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