Larry Spencer
Location: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Traditions: Christianity, Freethought
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Only the tiniest sliver of the matter in the universe is alive. Only a miniscule portion of that sliver is conscious. As far as we know, only one species of conscious beings is able to really think about how the universe works. Only in the last... more
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When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to [profess] things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

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The Age of Reason
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3743/3743-h/3743-h.htm
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Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.

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