I have to announce that this will be my last QOTM posting. I have decided that the Kalam Cosmological Argument is a sound one, and consequently have accepted the existence of an eternal, divine being who wishes me to use wine rather than grape juice for Communion.

Next year I'll come up with a better April Fool than that, I promise.
Anyway, the winner of the Theist Quote of the Month Contest for March of 1999, to nobody's great surprise, is everybody's favorite reality-deficient Muslim, Lim CK:

"Another example is Rape. Rape per se is not evil. If a person rapes somebody but he is in a state of mental illness, he is not evil or a criminal. So is God.Under no circumstances can he be said to be lying or evil because everything belongs to him and everything he says is right. Even though he ordered for babies to be killed,he is still good."

Kind of reminds us why we ostracize him, doesn't it? Limbo received a staggering 20 votes! The silver medal goes to Dr. Sinister, with 8 votes. Here are the nominations and the voting record.

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TQOTM MARCH '99
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(In response to:)
>Of course, you may object that God would never tell you to do such >a thing, because it's wrong and evil to torture children to death. >Yet, if you are holding to the position that whatever God says is >good, then if God tells you to commit such an outrage, it would not >be evil, but good.
"Of course it is Good"
Written by Aska

Nominated by Nilone, seconded by Dave Holloway

VOTES: 2
Sleepy
Scott Davidson

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--2--
"Stop thinking and start becoming; Otherwise you will wind up frustrated and sad."
Written by neal@shreve.com

Nominated by Petteri Sulonen, seconded by Peter Kelley

VOTES: 2
Xalan
Diem

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--3--
"Another example is Rape.Rape per se is not evil. If a person rapes somebody but he is in a state of mental illness, he is not evil or a criminal. So is God.Under no circumstances can he be said to be lying or evil because everything belongs to him and everything he says is right. Even though he ordered for babies to be killed,he is still good."
Written by Lim CK

Nominated by Peter Kelley, seconded by Frank Wustner

VOTES: 20
Chaos Theory
Keith Brannen
Elf Sternberg
Treelo
Pat Kiewicz
Yang Hu
Chaos Theory
Liz
Dave Holloway
Michelle Martin
Andrew Bean
TM Stoudt
Peter Kelley
John Hattan
Keith Brannen
Mike Colby
Mickey Malkin
Tony Livernois
Kyberneticist
Brian King

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--4--
"GOD is not your friendly next neighbour. Whether you like it or not,you must obey him or spend Eternity in HELL."
Written by Lim CK

Nominated by Mike Colby, seconded by Peter Kelley

VOTES: 3
Paul the Wall
Aaron Spielman
Shyone

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--5--
"why ARE there massive radio telescopes in the desert? what do they expect to see? a reed swaying in the wind?"
Written by Tim Sutter

Nominated by Aaron Spielman, seconded by Xalan

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--6--
"I love human beings. You are not a human being, so I have no consideration towards you."
Written by John R.

Nominated by Mike, seconded by Aaron Spielman

VOTES: 5
Tristan Styles
Michael Moore
Jessica Wolfman
Nicolas Demers
Landis D. Ragon

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--7--
"I don't see how self-interest should apply to other people and why you should enforce these beliefs on others. What objective basis can you claim any justice?"
Written by P.A.A.

Nominated by Gremlin, seconded by Frank Wustner

VOTES: 1
Charles Ward

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--8--
"Atheism is a bizaare [sic] claim. I percieve [sic] it the same as if someone told me they could not make themselves invisible."
Written by Dr. Sinister

Nominated by Jack Thornton, seconded by Liz

VOTES: 8
Sir Sengir
Frank Wustner
HRGrumm
Mark House
Nemo
John Popelish
Ed Stoebenau
Dotcom

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