Monday, January 21, 2013

Marcus Aurelius

The movie Gladiator starring Russel Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix is truly a stunning piece. Emperor Marcus Aurelius was an extraordinary character played by the actor who played the original Dumbledore in this, his final roll.

I poached this from Joe's Mulligan of Life (thanks Joe!) an awesome new quote to add to any atheist's collection.

Of course the fundies have a bible verse to throw up in it's face,

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 but that only shows what a smarmy book it really is trying to block all the loop holes and keep one scared of hell and eternal torture.

Well f that right in the a. Hell is a wicked and evil construct of a savage priesthood desperate for power and control.