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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
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
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.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
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 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.
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.
Unknown Doesn't it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god?
One of Murphy's laws A man without religon is like a fish without a bicycle
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof
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
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.
God *silence*
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.
George Carlin George Carlin Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence
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.
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
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
David Viaene Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people
Robert M. Price Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?
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.
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 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 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.
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
sir David stevens Its 90 degrees in the shade in jerusalem.. where did noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?
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.
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.
unknown Blasphemy is a victimless crime
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Dan Barker Dan Barker But purpose is personal. It can’t be right or wrong. It can’t be true or false. It can’t not be about you. It’s how you decide to live your own life. If someone else tells you how to live, you are not free. If you don’t choose your own purpose, you are nothing but a slave.
Oliver Markus Malloy Oliver Markus Malloy Most people don't think for themselves. They just regurgitate someone else's opinion and pass it off as their own.
Jordan Pineo Jordan Pineo A believer is a bird in a cage. A free thinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wings.

Gregarious Gregarious A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings. Always trust yourself, think for yourself, and rationalize your decisions. Stress, anxiety, fear, angst, worry, and depression are caused when we live to please others and allow them to tell us what to believe and how to run our lives – especially based on some fictitious deity and its “Holy Word”. Don’t let someone else tell you WHAT to think and not HOW to think. Think for yourself, make your own logical and rational choices … and take charge of your own destiny!
Gregarious Gregarious If you don’t control your own mind and ‘Think for Yourself’ … someone else will do it for you.
Voltaire Voltaire Think for yourself and let others enjoy the same privilege to do so too.
Daniel Langdon Daniel Langdon The best advice I ever received came from my High School Physics Teacher, "Question Everything"!
The Thinking Atheist The Thinking Atheist Assume nothing. Question everything. And start thinking for yourself!
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion – however satisfying, comforting, and reassuring that is.
Gregarious Gregarious We don’t need to just tolerate each other; we need to accept each other. We can accept others without necessarily accepting their views and beliefs but respecting their right to hold such beliefs. When those beliefs however are forced upon us by law-makers because of lobbying by religionists, and they start impacting us in negative and harmful ways, we must speak out. “Freedom of Religion” is as important as “Freedom from Religion”. We are all free to express that “freedom” in our own way. It is not freedom for everyone if we force our religious views on those who don’t believe them nor accept them.
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