|Annie Dillard, 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'||Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"|
|Frater Ravus||Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions.|
|Edith Sitwell||I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.|
|Unknown||Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365 not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers were given. Satan - 10|
|Woody Allen||If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse|
|Donald Morgan||Jesus' last words on the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" hardly seem like the words of a man who planned it that way. It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure there is something wrong here.|
|Mark Twain||The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also|
|School Superintendent on "The Simpsons" episode #1||Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion.|
|Richard Dawkins||Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.|
|Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)||The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.|
|Bob Snuka||I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him.|
|Douglas Adams||I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.|
|Unknown||Doesn't it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god?|
|Robert M. Pirsig||When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.|
|One of Murphy's laws||A man without religon is like a fish without a bicycle|
|Susan B. Anthony||I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.|
|Carl Sagan||Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature|
|Christopher Hitchens||What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof|
|Albert Einstein||Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.|
|Penn Jillette||Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.|
|James Morrow||"There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes|
|Robert G. Ingersoll||Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?|
|Richard Dawkins||I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.|
|Bertrand Russell||So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence|
|Friedrich Nietzsche||"Faith" means not wanting to know what is true.|
|George Carlin||Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.|
|Chapman Cohen||Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense|
|Dan Fouts||I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in.|
|Peter O'Toole (The Ruling Class)||Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same. When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself|
|Ed Krebs||The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe.|
|Gypsy Rose Lee||Praying is like a rocking chair-- it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere|
|Jon Stewart (Daily Show)||Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.|
|David Brooks (The Necessity of Atheism)||To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy|
|Richard Feynman||But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me|
|Lenny Bruce||If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little Electric Chairs around their necks instead of crosses|
|Salvador Dali||Thank god I'm an atheist...|
|Frank Zappa||The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on.|
|Robert M. Price||Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?|
|Rev. Ron||Without God, life is everything.|
|Mark Twain||It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand|
|David Viaene||Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people|
|Bumper sticker||Stop lying to children - Break the cycle of religion|
|Voltaire||God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.|
|Richard Dawkins||Religion is unusual among divisible labels in being spectacularly unnecessary. If religious beliefs had any evidence going for them, we might had to respect them in spite of their concomitant unpleasantness. But there is no such evidence. To label people as death-deserving enemies because of disagreements about real world politics is bad enough. To do the same for disagreements about a delusional world inhabited by archangels, demons and imaginary friends is ludicrously tragic.|
|sir David stevens||Its 90 degrees in the shade in jerusalem.. where did noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?|
|Thomas Paine||All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.|
|Thomas D. Pate||And on the trillionth day, Man created Gods.|
|Richard Dawkins||The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.|
|unknown||Blasphemy is a victimless crime|
In prayer, one goes alone into a dark place, and thinks of other people in a very specific way until the person praying feels better.
Funny, I've always called it masturbation.
|Nobody Important||People have tried to prove God's existence to me numerous times using stories like the The Blinding of Isaac. The only things proven to me where that Abraham heard voices, and that religion is an evil so powerful that it can turn father against son.|
|Pat Simons||If it is proper to give thanks to god for being fed, what is proper for a hungry person?|
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
I, Anthony W. Allsop, will never submit to being emotionally bullied, blackmailed and cajoled in regard to the unshakable stance I'm taking against all those Manmade fairy tales purporting to be the God Given Truth.
Life's too short for meaningless apologies.
|osirisnut||I have been asked why do I hate religion so much? I reply you are mistaken I don't hate religion I fucking detest it and I treat it with the contempt it truly deserves.|
|osirisnut||It has been said that religion has to be respected. Respect has to be earned not demanded.|
|osirisnut||Religious services amount to long periods of boredom punctuated by periods of verbal diarrhea.|
|osirisnut||Another thing I hate about religious clerics, their nauseating bad habit of breathing.|
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
We are ALL merely food and oxygen for the gods.
No god existed until humans came along and created them.
Without us here to keep them alive, ALL gods would cease to exist.
It's that simple.
Or at least it's simple to anyone who can think for themselves.
|osirisnut||It's ironic that the catholic church has a holy week especially when four of the days are named after Norse gods and three are named after planetary bodies. That must piss them off.|