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Marduk, Son of Ea, Slayer of Tiamat[edit]

The once-famous Sun God from Mesopotamia, now a Rational Wiki contributor.

Welcome to my user page. It wasn't as good as what you had built up in your head, was it? Yeah, it never is...

Not too much to see here. Feel free to vandalize it ruthlessly in the name of creativity to give it some color and character.

Words by other people[edit]

In order to establish a pompous air of condescension and pedantry that I will soon come to be known for, here are some words that are not mine:

"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero.

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

"It is only the dead who have seen the end of war." - Plato

"Fun to play with, not to eat." - Play-Doh