Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray

I persist in preferring philosophers to rabbis priests imams ayatollahs and mullahs. Rather than trust their theological hocus-pocus I prefer to draw on alternatives to the dominant philosophical historiography: the laughers materialists radicals cynics hedonists atheists sensualists voluptuaries. They know that there is only one world and that promotion of an afterlife deprives us of the enjoyment and benefit of the only one there is. A genuinely deadly sin.More Michel Onfray quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How strange that excision – female circumcision, with several languages using the same term for both kinds of mutilation – of little girls should revolt the westerner but excite no disapproval when it is performed on little boys. Consensus on the point seems absolute. But ask your interlocutor to think about the validity of this surgical procedure, which consists of removing a healthy part of a nonconsenting child’s body on nonmedical grounds – the legal definition of… mutilation.More Michel Onfray quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many militants of the secular cause look astonishingly like clergy. Worse: like caricatures of clergy.More Michel Onfray quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we include hedonistic philosophy in hospitals, the lives of patients suffering from cancer would be much, much better.More Michel Onfray quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Camus believed in dialogue and diplomacy, and enlisted his work as a philosopher to the need to find nonviolent solutions, whereas Sartre called for violent conflicts and justified terror.More Michel Onfray quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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