Dale McGowan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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11 Dale McGowan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Dale McGowan Sayings: Fear believes - courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays - courage stands Fear believes - courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays - courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism - courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science.
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Dale McGowan Sayings: If you teach a generation of children that they are sinful creatures by nature, that If you teach a generation of children that they are sinful creatures by nature, that left on their own they are morally corrupt, deserving of eternal torment in Hell, that they are not to be trusted to think their own (selfish, evil) thoughts, all of this can become - has become - a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Dale McGowan Sayings: Where there is no critical thinking, there is no progress. If the children are our Where there is no critical thinking, there is no progress. If the children are our future, then critical thinking must be their guide.
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Dale McGowan Sayings: evangelism of children nonetheless seeks to cut off the process of independent thought before it evangelism of children nonetheless seeks to cut off the process of independent thought before it begins. It's this aspect of religious indoctrination that is most unacceptable - the idea that doubt is bad, that unquestioning acceptance is good, that there is only one possible right answer, and that someone else has already figured out what that answer is.
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Dale McGowan Sayings: ...it was like finding a brother who farts in key. ...it was like finding a brother who farts in key.
Dale McGowan Sayings: It was like finding a long-lost brother who farts in the same key. It was like finding a long-lost brother who farts in the same key.
Dale McGowan Sayings: I should've been a nun, he says, half aloud, as his feet leave the ledge. I should've been a nun, he says, half aloud, as his feet leave the ledge.
Dale McGowan Sayings: The highest ethical duty is often to discard the outmoded ethics of the past. - The highest ethical duty is often to discard the outmoded ethics of the past. - Corliss Lamont, humanist philosopher
Dale McGowan Sayings: Mormons and Hindus are the least likely to marry a partner outside their own faith Mormons and Hindus are the least likely to marry a partner outside their own faith (17% and 10%, respectively), and only 5% of Mormons and 3% of Hindus are married to someone who is unaffiliated.
Dale McGowan Sayings: Spirituality is about being awake. It's the attempt to transcend the mundane, sleepwalking experience of Spirituality is about being awake. It's the attempt to transcend the mundane, sleepwalking experience of life we all fall into, to tap into the wonder of being a conscious and grateful thing in the midst of an astonishing universe. It doesn't require religion. Religion can, in fact, and often does, blunt our awareness by substituting false (and dare I say inferior) wonders for real ones. It's a fine joke on ourselves that most of what we call spirituality is actually about putting ourselves to sleep.
Dale McGowan Sayings: That churchgoers do the lion's share of the charitable work in our communities is simply That churchgoers do the lion's share of the charitable work in our communities is simply untrue. They get credit for it because they do a better job of tying the good works they do to their creed. But according to a 1998 study, 82% of volunteerism by churchgoers falls under the rubric of "church maintenance" activities
volunteerism entirely within, and for the benefit of, the church building and immediate church community. As a result of this siphoning of volunteer energy into the care and feeding of churches themselves, most of the volunteering that happens out in the larger community
from AIDS hospices to food shelves to international aid workers to those feeding the hungry and housing the homeless and caring for the elderly
comes from the category of "unchurched" volunteers.