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Judith Hayes

  • If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

  • Humanism's goal is ambitious but worthy — the best life possible for everyone on earth.

  • Babies display the unwavering conviction that the universe revolves around them, and growing up is really just a nonstop exercise in being disabused of this notion.

  • When I was a young child I asked my mother what God was doing before he created the world. I was told he was making switches for people who asked such questions. Thanks for the enlightenment, Mom. But as far as I know, no Christian theologian has answered that question any better.

  • Our founders clearly created a secular government that was carefully separated from religion. You can peer and probe and dissect to your heart's content, but you will never find Christ or Christianity referred to, even obliquely, in our admirable founding decouments.

  • Gods and government don't mix. Our secular democracy is one of the most successful in history. Why can't we leave it alone?

  • Time is the mother of perspective.

  • If all the energy and money that have ever been put into religions (and religious wars!) had instead been directed toward the betterment of all humanity, what a world this might be today!

Judith Hayes, U.S. writer, humanist

(1945 - 2012)