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unknown Blasphemy is a victimless crime
HSM The Christian god makes man human, then burns him when he acts like one.
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.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it
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?
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
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez God should be executed for crimes against humanity.
Taslima Nasrin Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that?
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
Nick Kinnan Children are born without religion, don't give them your nerosis.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.
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.
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.
unknown Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Rich Rodriguez In 1000 years we will all be Atheist or we will no longer be.
Jesse Ventura Religion is a crutch for the weak minded.
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.
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.
Nogard A religious text should ideally not extend past three pages. Any longer and it tends to contradict itself.
unknown "Who created god? If your answer is he always was, then why can't you say the same for the universe?"
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll "With soap, baptism is a good thing."
Daryl Elliott "All religions are cults of varying degrees."
Voltaire Voltaire It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Sigmund Freud "When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life."
Mark Twain Mark Twain Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
Ed Martin Hell would be to have to spend eternity in a Heaven with those who are sure they are going there.
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 The Bible has fingerprints all over it. And none of them are God-sized.
John Kelly  Ireland John Kelly Ireland Who are the bigger fool's, those who are born stupid or those who choose stupidity?
John Adams This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
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.
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."
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.
Kozy If all exclusive religions are right and everyone else is wrong, isn't everyone just wrong?
Eric Williams Religion serves men as blinders serve horses.
Wilfredo Hernandez All churchs beat the devil good, but they are very carefull not to kill him!
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point
John Buchan An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
Stendhal All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
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.
Jean Meslier Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
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.
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.
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EA Miller EA Miller A mega-church pastor who owns a mansion and Learjet (among other numerous assets) recently told his congregation to “stick it out” when they are suffering hardships.
EA Miller EA Miller Prayer disclaimer:

Results may vary. Side effects may include doubt, delusions of entitlement, auditory/visual hallucinations, feelings of being forsaken...
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis) Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
Each time we pray to Our Lord or give tithe, he should at least issue us with a receipt.
EA Miller EA Miller The major religions in the world today were founded in the prescience era of fairy-tale, myth, and faith in the absence of evidence. Their leaders despise those who ask for proof of their god’s existence because there simply isn’t any.
Pat Simons Pat Simons It's bad enough religion makes a virtue of believing in the absence of evidence, but what is much worse is when religion makes a virtue out of believing in the face of solid evidence against the belief in question.
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis) Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
I treated those leaks in religion like I treated leaks in my ancient out-of-date central heating system.

I replaced the whole system with a new one that was up-to-date, more economical and easier to get on with.
Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis) Anthony W. Allsop (Genesis)
That Garden of Eden snake had begun his career in oil but then moved into selling religion 'cos it was more profitable.
EA Miller EA Miller If given the chance, I am absolutely certain that many religious groups would have no problem taking away the civil rights of individuals that took decades or even centuries to obtain and immediately insert their cult values in place of them. Through their warped perspective, they would dub this “religious freedom”.
EA Miller EA Miller This one gave me a good belly laugh:

“The truth is we’re not delusional. They (non-believers) are deceived.”

-Pastor Keith Moore
EA Miller EA Miller Recent quote read by a Catholic priest on television:

“There are but two roads, one that leads to Rome and one that leads to atheism.”

What I heard:

“There are but two roads, one that leads to a misogynistic, homophobic cult whose leaders reside in a golden fortress and one that leads to reality and rational thinking.”
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