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Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts 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
Edward Gibbon Edward Gibbon "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 You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend
Epicurus Epicurus 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?
unknown Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church
Emo Philips Emo Philips 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.
Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions
Unknown Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer
Sam Harris Sam Harris 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.
George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw 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
George Carlin George Carlin 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... and HE NEEDS MONEY!
Gene Roddenberry Gene Roddenberry 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
Anguished English -- student blooper Anguished English -- student blooper There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell 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
Unknown Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg 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.
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
Doug McLeod Doug McLeod I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan 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.
George Weinberg George Weinberg Man created God in his image : intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.
Unknown "If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you."
Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Delos B. McKown Delos B. McKown The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Bumper sticker You keep believing, I'll keep evolving
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan 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
Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States John Adams, 2nd President of the United States The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein 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
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Voltaire Voltaire Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason
Justin Brown Justin Brown 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 vanished, war eliminated
unknown People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs
Giulian Buzila Giulian Buzila History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god.
Justin Brown Justin Brown If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we're going?
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson 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.
Gustaf Lindborg Gustaf Lindborg The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail
Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?
William Drummond William Drummond He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers
Unknown Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence.
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 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 We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected.
Russian Proverb Pray to God, fine; but keep rowing to shore.
H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken 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
Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett 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 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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Pat Simons Pat Simons When it comes to religion, how does one determine what's nonsense, and what isn't?
Acid Krtiana Acid Krtiana "You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones in need of help?"

- Mark Twain
Acid Krtiana Acid Krtiana The fool hath said in his heart, "There is a man in the sky who loves us, so he murdered babies, flooded the earth, hates he gays he created, that anyone who dares to disbelieve is a sinner and is going to hell despite the lack of proof, and more."
Acid Krtiana Acid Krtiana You want proof that religion is the root of most hatred?

1. Christianity was used by a lot of people to justify racism against and slavery of blacks.

2. Islam is being used by a chunk of people to justify their hatred of white people ("white people are the devil" is what some of them have said).

3. Homophobia (Just read the Bible).

4. Sexism (Depends on which side you're looking at: misogyny because it is used to control women, and misandry because men are made into sacrificial lambs).

5. More. (I need a list of evils)
Acid Krtiana Acid Krtiana Some religious people say that atheism is misogynistic.

I'm sorry, but I'm not the one throwing acid women's faces, refusing to let women drive a vehicle "because," making sure that women can't be a leader in said religion, murdering women in "honor killings" because they decided to get an education, and more.

So how are atheists the misogynistic ones when it's religious people doing these things?
Dr. Idel Dreimer Dr. Idel Dreimer Religion represents an early imaginative explanation of the workings of the universe and a powerful tribal glue considered -- usefully -- too "sacred" for criticism. As more facts about the universe have been discovered, a significant dichotomy has appeared -- between the still tribally entranced and the newly freed -- whose thinking has sensibly advanced. (Observation #1886)
EA Miller EA Miller I always get a chuckle when I hear priests and pastors constantly saying things like, "God's word is the same as it has been from the beginning and is never changing." Let's face it, the god of the OT wouldn't even recognize the god in the NT!
EA Miller EA Miller When people need help, I don’t pray for them. I actually help them.
sam hass sam hass hope you all doing well in this hard time. please accept my apologies for my English as am trying my best here smilie face anyway I am just a crazy guy who is just curious about everything so now I am in the middle of nowhere with my new research and hope I'll get the answer from you. happiness is what I am trying to search for. It's not the dopamine hormone that I care about its why there is a connection between slow processing in our brains that make laughing easier, I keep looking at little babies laughing at the spoon falling down from the table. At my friends when they are high they look just like they don't care and laughing for nothing, i drink alcohol just to find out where am i . on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is no awareness like sleeping and 10 is where am awake having my morning coffee getting ready to work. am not sure but the more I lose it more it's easier not to care and easier to laugh. am Athiest so I hope the answer is according to science. thank you a lot for the amazing effort. Sam.
Pat Simons Pat Simons The worst kind of slavery is that which results from refusing to think for one's self.
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