Overheard

While a ministerial student at old Howard College, I heard a piece of wisdom that has stuck with me: Be wary of preachers whose sermons never stray far from the sins of adultery and fornication. They have illicit sex on the brain.

--History Prof. Wayne Flynt

Auburn University

"Are you voting with me, Jesus?"

Birmingham News

(Feb. 13, 2000)

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To see the gods dispelled in mid-air and dissolve like clouds is one of the great human experiences.

--Wallace Stevens

"Two or Three Ideas," 1951

Charles Norman's Poets on Poetry

(Free Press, 1962)

(Submitted by Dudley Duncan)

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Our conviction about what is natural or right should not inhibit the role of science in discovering the truth--rather it should inform our judgment about the implications and consequences of the truth science uncovers.

--Tony Blair, British Prime Minister

European Bioscience Conference

(Associated Press, Nov. 18, 2000)

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The laws about why discrimination [against gays and lesbians], even revulsion and hatred, are justified have begun to fall away. What remains is largely inchoate, or biblical.

--Columnist Anna Quindlen

(Sept. 10, 2000)

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