Human Rights

Human Rights

My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race. I cannot, however, deny that it has made some contributions to civilisation. It helped in early days to fix the calendar, and it caused Egyptian priests to chronicle eclipses with such care that in time they became able to predict them. These two services I am prepared to acknowledge, but I do not know of any others.

~ Bertrand Russell (born: 1872-05-18 died: 1970-02-02 at age: 97) Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization? Bertrand Russell Bundle: The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

Slice of the Wealth Pie

In 1979 the top 1% of Americans got 8% of the economic pie. In 2008 it grew to 23%.

~ Bill Maher (born: 1956-01-20 age: 58)

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