Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
I would only believe in a god who could dance. And when I saw my devil I found him serious, thorough, profound, and solemn: it was the spirit of gravity—through him all things fall. Not by wrath does one kill but by laughter. Come, let us kill the spirit of gravity!
God never made his work for man to mend.
A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy.
It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.
The Age of Reason
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.