Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers.

One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing.

“Tell me, you dumb beast,” demanded the Priest in his commanding voice, “why don’t you do something worthwhile? What is your Purpose in Life, anyway?”

Munching the tasty grass, The Sacred Chao replied “MU”. (The Chinese ideogram for NO-THING.)

Upon hearing this, absolutely nobody was enlightened.

Primarily because nobody understood Chinese.

— Camden Benares, Zen Without Zen Masters

Date Added: Jul 11, 2003

Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it, but degenerated into a vice.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I’ve never understood why it’s impolite to spell a deity’s name correctly. For most people it’s the other way around.

— Zarf (Andy Plotkin)

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

— Carl Sagan, Contact

Is it just me, or does anyone else read “bible humpers” every time someone writes “bible thumpers?”

— Joel M. Snyder

it’s against my religion to drink to escape problems. i can only drink to cause problems.

— Geoff Spear

If God made us in his image, we have certainly returned the compliment.

— Voltaire

Aren’t you supposed to be straight — and celibate?
Father Dan:
Maybe you didn’t hear me. I’m a Cath-o-lic priest. Historically, that falls somewhere between chorus boy and florist.

— Steven Weber and Nathan Lane; Jeffery

There is No God but Sendmail and SMTP is Its Prophet

— Alistair Young

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