“…would you kill for religion? Would you hurt, hinder, or condemn in the name of your God? Yes? Then you probably suck at religion. You should give it up. Maybe take up windsurfing or ping pong instead. However, does your religion inspire you to help people? Does it make you happier? Does it help you cope with the fact that you are a bag of meat sitting on a rock in outer space and that someday you will DIE and you are completely powerless, helpless, and insignificant in the wake of this beautiful cosmic shitstorm we call existence? Does it help with that? Excellent! Carry on with your religion.*
*Just keep it to your fucking self”
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- One’s back is vulnerable, unless one has a brother. Ber er hver að baki nema sér bróður eigi.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 82
- There are more things to be thought of by men than money alone. En fleira er mönnum til hugganar en fébætur einar.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 47
- Never slay more than one man in the same stock, and never break the peace which good men and true make between thee and others. Veg þú aldrei meir í hinn sama knérunn en um sinn og rjúf aldrei sætt þá er góðir menn gera meðal þín og annarra.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 55
- Then said Atli, when he got the thrust, “These broad spears are becoming a fashion.” After that he fell forward over the threshold. Atli mælti við er hann fékk lagið: “Þau tíðkast hin breiðu spjótin,” segir hann. Síðan féll hann fram á þröskuldinn.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 45
- He is bad-tempered, and may be that I shall let another’s wound be my warning. Hann er skapillur og búið eg láti annars víti að varnaði.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 37
- There are few more certain tokens of ill than not to know how to accept the good. Fátt vísara til ills en kunna eiga gott að þiggja.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 78
- Where fault can be found, the good is ignored. Fár bregður hinu betra ef hann veit hið verra.
The Saga of Burnt Njal, chapter 139
- A tale is but half told when only one person tells it. Jafnan er hálfsögð saga ef einn segir.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 46
- No one is a total fool if he can be silent. Enginn er alheimskur, ef þegja má.
The Saga of Grettir the Strong, chapter 88
- Eyes can not hide a woman’s love for a man. Eigi leyna augu ef ann kona manni.
The Saga of Gunnlaugur the Worm-tongue, chapter 13.
I don't know why it says “1” at the start of every sentence. It says 1, 2, 3 and so on when I press EDIT.