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Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts Vote score: 1065 I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours
This is one of my all time favorites. --Todd Pataky
Edward Gibbon Edward Gibbon Vote score: 693 "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." [adapted]
Richard Jeni Richard Jeni Vote score: 766 You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend
Sad but true --James Thomas
Epicurus Epicurus Vote score: 676 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?
This is one of my favorites. This is so ample, in so few words it renders religion useless. --epicurus freud
unknown Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church
1. Who ever said it was "your" school?
2. Your always welcome in "our" church! --David King
Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal Vote score: 464 Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions
This is soooo true! --epicurus freud
Emo Philips Emo Philips Vote score: 521 When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
thats Al Pacino's quote. --Sophia Michael
Unknown Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer
Especially if you think of those two hands as being the hands of a surgeon saving a life. --epicurus freud
Sam Harris Sam Harris Vote score: 304 George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and Christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.
Where would Abraham Lincoln get a hair dryer? and yes it's credited to Sam Harris --Trish
George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw Vote score: 436 The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one
Actually I am so happy as a non religious person, I don't think I need anything more. --epicurus freud
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Vote score: 386 And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
Just for one moment let's imagine that there IS a god. Not the one that's mentioned in any of the holy writings but a practical god. And his sole aim is to sort the gullible from the astute. --Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
Gene Roddenberry Gene Roddenberry Vote score: 430 We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes
He makes a gay person, sends them here, takes them back, and sends them to hell for being gay. --Justin Stanfield
Richard Lederer (Anguished English) Richard Lederer (Anguished English) Vote score: 433 There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.
Please don't confuse the Holy Roman Empire with Christianity. Teaching as Doctrine the Commandments of Men. --michael comberiate
George Carlin George Carlin Vote score: 757 Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man -- living in the sky -- who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time! ..But He loves you.
Miss you, George. --Todd Pataky
Unknown Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg Vote score: 371 With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Doug McLeod Doug McLeod Vote score: 314 I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence
As does the bullet-proof pope mobile! --ann atheist
unknown Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish
This quote is an adaptation from Kuan-tzu, "[Writings of] Master Guan," an encyclopedic compilation of Chinese philosolphical materials named after the 7th century BCE philosopher Guan Zhong, Prime Minister to Duke Huan of Qi. --Robert Coane
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Vote score: 817 You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe.
Reminds me of your hypothesis that, "Since Life Evolve from Rocks on Earth and there are so many more rocks out there in this universe, then there must be intelligent life out there too.". Oh yes, we never did show how Life evolved from rocks d... --michael comberiate
Marie Marie Vote score: 359 Man created God in his image : intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.
Coined by George Weinberg, a psychologist, and first appeared in print in an article written for the May 23, 1969, edition of the American tabloid Screw, the term "homophobic" did not exist in the 12th century. --Robert Coane
Unknown "If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you."
this is from the great author: Sadegh Hedayat --Sa Mar
Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley Vote score: 258 "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Totally agree with this. Show me some FACTS explaining the Origin of this Universe and then on how Intelligence got here.
Are you a proponent of the latest theory that,
"First there was nothing, and then it exploded" ? --michael comberiate
Delos B. McKown Delos B. McKown Vote score: 272 The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike
Or rather, the invisible is what nobody cares about, but the non-existent is what everyone believes in. --Lauren Fisher
Bumper sticker You keep believing, I'll keep evolving
I believe I came direct from the mind of a thinking Creator.
You evolved from a rat. --michael comberiate
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan Vote score: 263 The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church
The Catholic Church is the one Church. She has never forced beliefs on anybody, only yearned for the eventual inclusion of the whole world in the Body of Christ. Every other Christian denomination in the world has stemmed from the Ca... --Maria Yost
Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.
actually four: It also uses up a good part of the weekend --Enoch Author
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Vote score: 817 Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Carl always got right to the point. I miss him. --Harry Kuntz
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Vote score: 332 A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death
Religion is indeed the opium of the people: teaching as doctrine the commandments of a particular group of men. This has nothing to do with Christianity nor with any relationship with the Creator. In fact, religion is often a stumbling block whe... --michael comberiate
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States John Adams, 2nd President of the United States Vote score: 263 The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
And yet we tolerate those who pray in schools and tolerate swearing witnesses in with a religious text. --Caleb Griffith
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte Vote score: 240 Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Voltaire Voltaire Vote score: 305 Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Vote score: 297 The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason
The way to see by Reason is to get all the Facts, and then leap in Faith the rest of the way. --michael comberiate
Giulian Buzila Giulian Buzila Vote score: 248 History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god.
unknown People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs
LOL. You're trying too hard, Comber. Do you think the bullsh*t in the christian fiction novel is any more reasonable? --John C.
Justin Brown Justin Brown Vote score: 473 An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanishe
All good, but when your own efforts fail, you tend to look for help outside. There is indeed a power in prayer that works. Try it sometime, when you are really desperate. But of course, you need to believe in a loving God, Who wants a relations... --michael comberiate
Justin Brown Justin Brown Vote score: 473 If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we're going?
We came from the Mind of the eternal First Cause. Only that Intelligent Being can give us Everlasting Life of any kind, and all He has to do is to keep thinking of us. Forensic Science has its limitations. We need to ask the Intelligent Source ... --michael comberiate
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson Vote score: 241 I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
Nope. he didn't say it, along with 18 other saying falsely attributed to Jefferson. --David Tillman
Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Vote score: 214 Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
Gustaf Lindborg Gustaf Lindborg Vote score: 198 The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail
The sailor, who believes in a Personal God, does both. --michael comberiate
William Drummond William Drummond Vote score: 167 He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave
You call them catholic --Orion
Unknown Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence.
Blind Faith was a damn good band. --Harry Kuntz
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll Vote score: 413 As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Vote score: 266 Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?
Man's blunder, of course. --Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
Coral Yoshi So you really think that God would plant a bunch of bones in the earth to test your faith? Either you're in denial or God has some serious self-esteem issues.
Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei Vote score: 128 I do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use, giving us by some other means the information that we could gain through them
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, 1988 Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, 1988 Vote score: 161 We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected.
Science does not explain things, it provides questions for us to explore. --Lauren Fisher
Russian Proverb Pray to God, fine; but keep rowing to shore.
Praying to god is fine ? That's a matter of opinion. In that case, falling on each other acting like the spirit has overtaken you is fine too ! Bah ! --Fred Vans
H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken Vote score: 194 We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart
Awesome --Abhijeet Bobde
Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett Vote score: 122 The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.
Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke Vote score: 130 I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent.
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osirisnut osirisnut Vote score: 208 Do i think i'm going to paradise? of course not. I wouldn't go if i was asked. I don't want to live in some fucking celestial North Korea for one thing. Where all i get to do is praise the dear leader from dawn to dusk. Christopher Hitchens.
Roger Phillips Roger Phillips Vote score: 88 It should be illegal to threaten a 7 year old child with eternal torture.
peter broad peter broad Vote score: 100 Atheism is seldom mentioned on TV ?????
No, but there are plenty of programs dedicated to putting out supporting bullshit for religion. --Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
Wolfie Wolfie I am an atheist, not a Satanist.

I believe in god as much as I believe in unicorns. I don't hate your god; I don't believe he exists. I will not buy into your scheme; I have my own mind. I don't need faith in the lord because I know where I need to put my faith: the scientific method. You can feel free to wish your way through life to get by and live a great life because it's easy. I will fight my way through to do the right thing and make life better for everyone else. What I really am trying to say is, believe in what you believe. As long as you're good to me, I'm good to you. Your book will not teach me how to be moral because my morality doesn't come from a book. Dream and pray all you want, I will not believe your crap.
peter broad peter broad Vote score: 100 A religious nut knocked at my door one day & when I said I was an atheist he said we get more sense out of them than religious people. ????
funny!! THe first year I moved into a city apartment, they were beating down ther door like the Gastopo!
Two men said they had materials they wanted to hand over.
Told the (... --Gloria Swan
Gloria Swan Gloria Swan Just one question pertaining to the idea or concept of God as Creator.

Creator, of all living things, a DNA code for all living things???? seedlings from a tree, contain information, the design of the body, this is what I wrestle with, the heart, veins, our eyes which reflect the beautiful world thru a lens!! Our body is perfectly designed to function and last for years! On purpose!!! not by accident?????

Christians often say, atheists, only hate God because they refuse to be held accountable, at the same time they lay claim to Jesus died for our sins so we don't have to pay!!!
His blood covered it all!!! So if this is true, why make the accountablity claim???

Some guy hanging bloody on a cross in front of his creation, saying I'll see you later!!!
Don't worry, I will return! in Honor??
He even claims to have done us a favor!!! by having done so!!


Wolfie Wolfie Praying to God is like wishing. You can wish to be cured of disease, but your disease is still not cured.
osirisnut osirisnut Vote score: 208 I wonder if the son of a bitch, sorry (god) opted for the set menu or whether he went a la carte for his last supper?new entry
peter broad peter broad Vote score: 100 Why can`t Catholic priests marry. Totaly unatural. new entry
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis) Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis) Vote score: 1683
In the beginning there was nothing.

13.8 billion years later there was everything.

And then MAN came along as the king of the primates.

And finally, gods were created.
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