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  1. Rory

    Debunked: "You must love yourself before you love another" - fake Buddha quote

    I'm sure we've all heard the line "you must love yourself first, before you can truly love another" - and maybe even tried to apply it - but, notwithstanding the dubiousness of the advice, where does it come from? Lately I've seen it ascribed to Buddha, with additional text, such as at AZ...
  2. Rory

    Debunked: "Buddha said, 'Enlightenment is found in the Yoni'"

    In some New Age circles I've been in, I've encountered people claiming that the Buddha once said, "Enlightenment is found in the Yoni" (or "Buddhahood/Liberation/Nirvana is found in/resides in the vagina/womb/female sexual parts"). I thought: that doesn't sound like Buddha, I thought he was...
  3. TemplarJLS

    Can someone debunk this George Washington quote?

    "All Freemasonry should be disbanded in America because our organization has been infiltrated by the Illuminati and they have bad intention for America and the World"
  4. TemplarJLS

    Some depopulation quotes to debunk?

    "If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels. -Prince Phillip "A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." Ted Turner" In order to stabilize world population, we...
  5. Graham2001

    George Ellery Hale: "No time has been lost."

    The quote I am looking for a proper attribution for comes from the last line of a 1983 Anti-Catholic tract entitled "National Sunday Law", which as might be guessed from the title makes a big deal about the sabbath. After 11 appencidices of Bible quotes the last one gets into some 'strange'...
  6. Mick West

    Context: "The Eyes of that Species of Extinct Giants ..." - Abraham Lincoln

    Often quoted out of context as evidence that a race of giants recently lived in North America, is this quote from Lincoln: The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now For example, it occupies pride of place as the...
  7. Mick West

    Debunked: "There are many ways to make the death rate increase." - Robert McNamara

    Most large scale conspiracy theories share a belief that the world elite are planning some kind of massive and rapid depopulation. A common technique amongst those who seek to promote this fear is to take quotes entirely out of context, and make them seem the opposite of what the speaker...
  8. Mick West

    Debunked: "The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media"

    "The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" - attributed to Former CIA director, William Colby. Step 0 - Check to see if it's already been debunked http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207647 Chronology: 1) William Colby CIA Director 1973-1976. 2)...
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