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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.
sir David stevens Its 90 degrees in the shade in jerusalem.. where did noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?
unknown Blasphemy is a victimless crime
HSM The Christian god makes man human, then burns him when he acts like one.
Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Jay Gould Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most
Judith Hayes If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Josh Charles Why would some all powerful being create creatures capable of reason and then demand that they act in a manner contrary to their creation?
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez God should be executed for crimes against humanity.
Stephen King The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window
Taslima Nasrin Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that?
Nick Kinnan Children are born without religion, don't give them your nerosis.
Me Science flies people to the moon, religion flies people into buildings.
Nogard If god created my brain I'm certain he approves of its usage.
Rich Rodriguez In 1000 years we will all be Atheist or we will no longer be.
unknown Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Jesse Ventura Religion is a crutch for the weak minded.
Mark Twain Mark Twain Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Voltaire Voltaire It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Pope Leo X It has served us well, this myth of Christ.
Michael A good king inspires loyalty. An evil tyrant demands blind obediance. A good king allows those who do not want to serve him leave in peace. An evil tyrant kills and tortures those who will not be slaves. This is why I could never be christian.
Rich Rodriguez It is very difficult to reason someone out of a position they did not reason themselves into.
British comedian (sorry I forgot the name) When I was a child I had an imaginary friend to whom I talked. Then I grew up and became an atheist.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll "With soap, baptism is a good thing."
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
George Carlin George Carlin Interstingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God ar all answered at about the same 50% rate
Unknown Primates often have trouble imagining a universe not run by an angry alpha male
Daniel Boorstin The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
unknown "Who created god? If your answer is he always was, then why can't you say the same for the universe?"
Nogard A religious text should ideally not extend past three pages. Any longer and it tends to contradict itself.
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point
John Kelly  Ireland John Kelly Ireland Who are the bigger fool's, those who are born stupid or those who choose stupidity?
H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind--that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking.
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.
Daryl Elliott "All religions are cults of varying degrees."
Sigmund Freud "When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life."
Frank Zappa "Children are naive -- they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble."
unknown The Bible has fingerprints all over it. And none of them are God-sized.
Ed Martin Hell would be to have to spend eternity in a Heaven with those who are sure they are going there.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll Christianity did not come with tidings of great joy, but with a message of eternal grief. It came with the threat of everlasting torture on its lips. It meant war on earth and perdition hereafter
Steve Buscemi "The Island" What's "God"? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God's the guy that ignores you.
44th President Dem-To-Be-Named-Later United States He who says "The United States is a Christian nation founded upon Christian principles and beliefs" is woefully ignorant of history. The United States was founded by Deists, and the puritan settlers were but one immigrant group among many.
Kozy If all exclusive religions are right and everyone else is wrong, isn't everyone just wrong?
John Buchan An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
Frank Zappa If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT.
John Adams This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
Frank Zappa A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it not open.
H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken "Puritanism- The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
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Pat Simons Pat Simons It is impossible to reconcile the never ending debate over the Bible with the claim it is the word of God.
EA Miller EA Miller People that attack science and embrace religion are a special kind of stupid.
EA Miller EA Miller "The most horrific crimes in history have been, and still are being executed in the name of Christianity (including Judaism) and Islam. Any Christian, or any theist, having the temerity to lecture atheists on morality, merely testifies to pitiable, harmful indoctrination. Morality precedes religion." -Impiety
EA Miller EA Miller Creationists deeply fear rational thinking and science because these things combined can undo their little fantasy world without even much of an effort. That's why they attack education at every turn.
ed m ed m What elevates a cult to a religion? Being sanctioned by the state.
EA Miller EA Miller Oddly, DNA isn't mentioned anywhere by the all-knowing god of the Bible. Nor is the structure of an atom, the cure for any disease, that stars are actually other suns, or even why basic hygiene (e.g., hand washing) is important.
EA Miller EA Miller Billionaires funding and supporting oppressive theocrats and fascists in the United States are literally destroying the country in real time.
osirisnut osirisnut WTF Bible verses... I, the lord, will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters. Jeremiah 19:9
osirisnut osirisnut WTF Bible verses... Anyone who strikes his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. Exodus 21:15
osirisnut osirisnut It is a "FACT" there indeed was a "LAST SUPPER" and thereafter it was called "DINNER".
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