In his "Dialouges of Natural Religion," David Hume showed how the theistic design argument can actually be used to DISPROVE Christianity. Example: In our experience, complex entities have had more than one creator. Therefore, insofar as the universe was designed, it was designed by more than one entity. So much for monotheism!
Having said that, it is my pleasure to announce the winner of the Atheist Quote of the Month contest for May/June of 1999, with nine votes . . .
LIZ!!!

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"No one disputes the origins of manufactured items. There isn't a being who proclaims, "Let there be airplanes!" and they magically "poof" into existence. Yet, you disingenuously point to airplanes as an example of a "created object". If you would use manufactured items as evidence of designer and then extrapolate to insist that natural items must also have a designer, you must show the process by which these natural items were "manufactured"."

Written by Liz

Nominated by Werail, seconded by Bill Felton

Congratulations to Liz! For second place, interestingly enough, we have a three way tie! Congrats to Chaos Theory, Stoney, and Gregory Gyetko, receiving five points apieces for their gems. Here is the voting record.

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"Given the 1500 year history of you christers persecuting everybody who is not like them, you might be able to understand why people hate you so much. Of course, in any community of thinking people, you morons are already a laughingstock. And when you become a laughingstock to the majority op people; well, that's sweeter revenge than any violence could ever accomplish."

Written by erikc

Nominated by Avendrius, seconded by Michelle Malkin

VOTES: 4
The Laughing Infidel
Daniel McLean
Michelle Malkin
Pinkyman

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--2--
"May please God, or the Devil, or Smith & Wesson rid this planet of clerics."

Written by tiglath

Nominated by nilone, seconded by Dave Holloway

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--3--

"No one disputes the origins of manufactured items. There isn't a being who proclaims, "Let there be airplanes!" and they magically "poof" into existence. Yet, you disingenuously point to airplanes as an example of a "created object". If you would use manufactured items as evidence of designer and then extrapolate to insist that natural items must also have a designer, you must show the process by which these natural items were "manufactured"."

Written by Liz

Nominated by Werail, seconded by Bill Felton

VOTES: 8
John Popelish
Chani
HR Grmm
Carl Funk
Robert Chapman
Michelle Martin
John Hattan
Ed Stoebenau

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--4--
"If someone says, "I'm a christian, and I believe in the sanctity of life." *That* would be contradictory."

Written by dotcom

Nominated by shyone, seconded by stoney

["Do you believe in God? Yeah? Do you believe in MY God? No? *BOOM* Dead! My god has a bigger dick than your god!!" --George Carlin -QM]

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--5--
"I can understand why primitive peoples sought solace in religious myth, times were tough and answers were few. And I can understand why power centers have always promoted it, but how valid and relevant are these dynamics today??"

Written by Jerry (as in Judy)

Nominated by Shyone, seconded by Frank Wustner

VOTES: 2
Tom Stoudt
Niall McAuley

[Hey, "Be fruitful and multiply" is good advice for ANY race which consists of only two people! -QM]

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--6--
"Kind of sums up the theistic idea of "See no evil, hear no evil..." This person's worst fear is becoming informed, because then he would be responsible for making a correct decision."

Written by Chaos Theory

Nominated by Decimal, seconded by Rune Boersjoe

VOTES: 5
Keith Brannen
Mike
Jessica Wolfman
Liz
Kalle Helenius

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--7--
"It is like trying to go over a 1040 form with your cat. There is no way the cat will understand it and there is no way a fundamentalist can logically discuss their beliefs!"

Written by SEatlast

Nominated by Jay Cole, seconded by Nemo

VOTES: 1
Nemo

[You'd be surprised how much MY cat understands. -QM]

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--8--
" 'God is as real as I am', the old man said. I was relieved since I knew Santa wouldn't lie to me... "

Written by: NightCLX36

Nominated by Bill Felton, seconded by Stephen Knight

VOTES: 2
Diem
Sen

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--9--
"It's funny in a way that atheists and christians both ask this type of question really. Christians ask atheists what is the point of living if there is no afterlife and atheists ask Christians why they hold onto this life so dearly if they are so sure of some perfect afterlife.

" Written by Elroy Willis

Nominated by Charles R Ward, seconded by Frank Wustner

VOTES: 4
Yang Hu
Decimal
Pat Kiewicz
Martin Schlottman

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--10--
"How I wonder at the little Craft,
How I wonder if he is daft,
For he does not understand,
From what he is forever banned.

He says that we are the dead,
Not realizing that instead,
A Christian lives forever dying,
Guilty heart and ever crying.

While the atheist, yes he will die,
But when he dies with a sigh,
He will be all his life be giving,
At least he will die while living."

Written by Gregory Gyetko

Nominated by Tom Murray, seconded by Chani

VOTES: 5
Nilone
Dan Fake
Peter Kelly
Tom Murray
Dave Holloway

[I do not like him on a boat
I do not like him with a goat
I do not like him in the air
I do not like him in a chair
I do not like the fundie man
I do not like him, Sam I Am
-QM]

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--11--
"Christianity is to religions as Windows is to operating systems."

Written by Scott Davidson

Nominated by czar, seconded by Mark K. Bilbo

VOTES: 1
Eric

[GO MAC OS!!! -QM]

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--12--
"If you're going to insist on groveling to a comic book character you might as well upgrade to one that has integrity, and leads by example."

Written by stoney

Nominated by Elroy Willis, seconded by Bill Felton

VOTES: 5
Elf "Meg Ryan" Sternberg
dotcom
Cassandra
R. Thearle
Charles Ward

[The "Meg Ryan" bit refers to the manner in which Elf expressed his approval for this quote. Ever see "When Harry Met Sally?" -QM]

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--13--
"Dr. Sinister has a "blade of logic"?!? Bwahahahaha!!! He wouldn't recognize logic if you spotted him the "l", "g", "i" and "c" and let him buy a vowel. Sort of like you." Written by raven1

Nominated by Chani, seconded by Charles R Ward

VOTES: 1
Scott Davidson

Quotemeister Dave