The inherent contradiction of human life has now reached an extreme degree of tension: on the one side there is the consciousness of the beneficence of the law of love, and on the other the existing order of life which has for centuries occasioned an empty, anxious, restless, and troubled mode of life, conflicting as it does with the law of love and built on the use of violence. This contradiction must be faced, and the solution will evidently not be favourable to the outlived law of violence, but to the truth which has dwelt in the hearts of men from remote antiquity: the truth that the law of love is in accord with the nature of man. But men can only recognize this truth to its full extent when they have completely freed themselves from all religious and scientific superstitions and from all the consequent misrepresentations and sophistical distortions by which its recognition has been hindered for centuries. (Leo Tolstoi)
"The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization. (Robert Anton Wilson)"
Die Wahrheit respektiert nichts als sich. Sie schont keine Täuschung, selbst nicht die, die jahrhundertealter Glaube mit blendendem Heiligenschein umkleidet hat. (Bettina von Arnim)
"Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept
money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is
neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been
conditioned to accept it as such. (Jacque Fresco)"