you need to check your immediate surroundings.
“Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.
"Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hense grappling" with hard work.
"There are few things more dangerous than inbred religious certainty.”
Bart D. Ehrmam
"...if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful as from the worthless ones."
"Common sense is not so common."
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
Faith is what you cling to before you get the facts.
"As for those who seemed to be important--whatever they were makes no difference to me: God does not judge by external appearance--those men added NOTHING to my message."
"Well ain't that the biggest load of shit you ever ever heard. Let's rise, take up our hymnals and sing to the real God."
I love that guy!