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I once used that final Mark Twain quote in a debate I had with a Muslim friend. I simply rephrased it to read: "It's not the parts of the Qur'an that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. So you used an old saying to express creative religious bigotry with someone who was clearly no friend and probably was just made up for your story. All we can take away from that rant was that you're a religious bigot whose proud of your own prejudice. David, you got it wrong. An Atheist is someone who has read the holy books, examined the claims and found it to be ridiculous.
I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" so called and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? To string incongruities and absurdities together in a wandering and sometimes purposeless way, and seem innocently unaware that they are absurdities, is the basis of the American art, if my position is correct. The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect. In order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
All gods are better than their reputation. The book is in the Kevin Mac Donnell collection. I am plenty safe enough in his hands; I am not in any danger from that kind of a Diety. The one that I want to keep out of the reach of, is the caricature of him which one finds in the Bible. We that one and I could never respect each other, never get along together.