"Is that what God does? He helps? Tell me, why didn't God help my innocent friend who died for no reason while the guilty ran free? Okay. Fine. Forget the one offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name? Okay. Fine. Let's skip the random, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist, sexist, phobia soup we've all been drowning in because of him? And I'm not just talking about Jesus. I'm talking about all organized religion. Exclusive groups created to manage control. A dealer getting people hooked on the drug of hope. His followers, nothing but addicts who want their hit of bullshit to keep their dopamine of ignorance. Addicts. Afraid to believe the truth. That there's no order. There's no power. That all religions are just metastasizing mind worms, meant to divide us so it's easier to rule us by the charlatans that wanna run us. All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly-written sci-fi franchise. If I don't listen to my imaginary friend, why the fuck should I listen to yours? People think their worship's some key to happiness. That's just how he owns you. Even I'm not crazy enough to believe that distortion of reality. So fuck God. He's not a good enough scapegoat for me."
Even though people see themselves as individuals exercisinng free will and choice, their behaviours are often socially patterned and shaped and Durkheim's study showed that even a highly personal act like suicide is influenced by what happens in the social world.Sosyoloji, Anthony Giddens (Sayfa 16)
We need theories to help us make sense of the many facts that we find. Contrary to popular assertion, facts do not speak for themselves. Many sociologists do work primarily on factual research, but unless they are guided by some knowledge of theory, their work is unlikely to be able to explain the complexity of societies. This is true even of research carried out with strictly practical objectives in mind.Sosyoloji, Anthony Giddens (Sayfa 11)
Elektronlardan daha anlamlı bir şey var mı? Kendi ruhlarımızı yönetimimiz altına aldığımızı ve onların bize gerçekten ait olduğunu düşündüğümüz zaman, kendimizi aldatmıyor muyuz acaba? Ya da, bilimin «Psyche» dediği şey, kafatası içine yerleştirilmiş keyfî bir soru işaretinden çok, öte dünyalardan insan dünyasına açılan ve kimi zaman insan üzerinde anlaşılmaz etkiler yaparak, onun, sanki gecenin kanatlarıyla uçarak, insanlığın normal düzeyinden kişisel yatkınlığın ta kendisine yükselmesini sağlayan bir kapı değil midir?Psikanaliz Açısından Edebiyat, Sigmund Freud (Sayfa 66 - Selahattin Hilav çevirisi)
Something even more purposeful than electrons? Do we delude ourselves in thinking that we possess and control our own psyches, and is what science calls the "psyche" not just a question-mark arbitarily confined within the skull, but rather a door that opens upon the human world from a world beyond, allowing unknown and mysterious powers to act upon man and carry him on the wings of the night to a more than personal destiny?
Billy CorganTelepati, Leonardo Patrignani (Sayfa 58 - Pegasus)
Bu fermuarlı kotları çıkarmak umrumda değil. Ve kemiklerimiz nerede gömülecek bilenimiz yok. Bence toz olacaklar, unutulacaklar ve yer altında kalacaklar.
(And I don't even care to shake these zipper blues. And we don't know. Just where our bones will rest. To dust I guess. Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below.)