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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 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 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 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 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
God *silence*
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof
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 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
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Penn Jillette 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.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?
James Morrow "There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence
George Carlin George Carlin Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche "Faith" means not wanting to know what is true.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
David Viaene Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people
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?
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
Mark Twain 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
Richard Feynman 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
Rev. Ron Without God, life is everything.
sir David stevens Its 90 degrees in the shade in jerusalem.. where did noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?
Voltaire Voltaire God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Bumper sticker Stop lying to children - Break the cycle of religion
Richard Dawkins 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.
Richard Dawkins 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.
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.
Mark Twain Mark Twain I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
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Dr. Idel Dreimer Dr. Idel Dreimer Perfection is incompatible with change; there is a certain prudent practicality -- or unacknowledged irony -- in the religious notion that you have to be dead to experience it.(Observation #1341)
EA Miller EA Miller As an atheist, I am perfectly capable of peacefully co-existing with theists as long as they keep their religion out of public schools and government.
EA Miller EA Miller Questions Christians should ponder…

Isn’t it odd that the apostle Paul knew almost nothing about the life and times of Jesus and that Revelation (future Biblical prophecy) doesn't mention anything 'futuristic' like planes, missiles, satellites, or electricity? And why no contemporaneous history of Moses or Jesus?
EA Miller EA Miller “Anybody who tells you they’re living a good life and everything is fine and has rejected Jesus Christ as their personal Savior is either ignorant or living in sin and totally blinded by it.”

-Charles Stanley (mega-church pastor and denier of scientific fact)
EA Miller EA Miller A holy book open to multiple interpretations should never be used as a moral guide (e.g., The Bible was once used to justify slavery for the South during the United States Civil War.)
EA Miller EA Miller I often hear Christian pastors say that God speaks to us in a “still small voice.”

My thoughts on this…

Wouldn’t a solid 4G network do a much better job in getting “his message” out to clear things up and avoid any confusion?
EA Miller EA Miller The “infallible” word of god in the Bible has David killing Goliath twice! Oopsie!

So David prevailed over the Philistine [Goliath] with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand. [1 Samuel 17:50 (NRSV)]

Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it. [1 Samuel 17:51 (NRSV)]

(Apparently he's alleged to have grabbed GOLIATH'S sword and finished him off with that. It's still bullshit whichever way one reads it.) Ed.
Pat Simons Pat Simons One man's heresy, is another man's self-evident truth. And around and around it goes. You'd think an all powerful god could have done a better job of getting his/her/its message out.
EA Miller EA Miller If Christians truly believe that heaven exists and is a beautiful, wonderful, perfect place, then why do they mourn loved ones at funerals? Shouldn't they be happy for them and be celebrating instead?
EA Miller EA Miller Some people like to go to church. Others prefer thinking.
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