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Thomas D. Pate And on the trillionth day, Man created Gods.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it
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.
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.
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
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?
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.
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
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.
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.
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.
Unknown Primates often have trouble imagining a universe not run by an angry alpha male
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.
Daniel Boorstin The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
Voltaire Voltaire It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Nogard A religious text should ideally not extend past three pages. Any longer and it tends to contradict itself.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll "With soap, baptism is a good thing."
Mark Twain Mark Twain Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
unknown "Who created god? If your answer is he always was, then why can't you say the same for the universe?"
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
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
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."
Ed Martin Hell would be to have to spend eternity in a Heaven with those who are sure they are going there.
John Kelly  Ireland John Kelly Ireland Who are the bigger fool's, those who are born stupid or those who choose stupidity?
unknown The Bible has fingerprints all over it. And none of them are God-sized.
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.
John Adams This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
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?
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point
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!
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.
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.
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.
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osirisnut osirisnut For whatever ails you, the catholic church has a saint for that. It won't help you but they have a saint for it. Bless 'em all.
osirisnut osirisnut A lie skillfully told to theists will convince them that the truth is a lie. Evolution anyone.
osirisnut osirisnut The powerful Roman Emperor Constantine spread Christianity around the then known world, and he had executed his son and boiled his wife alive. That's who the Roman Catholic Church gets its strong moral compass from.
osirisnut osirisnut I have nothing against Baptists. I just believe that they were not held under long enough. William cowper brann.
Pat Simons Pat Simons Being religious may not qualify as mental illness, but there is no shortage of people who channel their mental illness through religion.
EA Miller EA Miller The biggest fear for any religious organization is that their followers start questioning their beliefs. Because once basic critical thinking skills are actually used, they quickly realize they everything they have ever been taught is complete bullshit.
EA Miller EA Miller Anyone who “walks by faith and not by sight” is literally kicking science to the curb.
Gregarious Gregarious If the Bible is provably false, then the Bible is a lie. On the other hand if the Bible can be proven to be true it then becomes factual, and the existence of God is proven and there is no need for faith. Until we are presented with proof that the Bible is true and factual, we have to see it as a collection of stories, myths, metaphors, allegories, tales, parables, fables, traditions, rituals, beliefs, mores, legends, and folklore – passed down through the generations.
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens We do not need a person, official, or an organization – especially not a bogus clerical one that claims to “Talk to God” on our behalf – to tell us how to think, what to believe, and how to live our life. To paraphrase the song, ‘Sunshine’ by ‘Jonathan Edwards’: ‘They can’t even run their own lives, I’ll be damned if they’ll run mine’. Sane people choose to NOT live in a ‘celestial North Korea’ where an Orwellian “Big Brother” monitors our every action – even our very thoughts – 24/7!
M. Murphy M. Murphy If priests talked to God, surely God would have told them to stop fucking little children ... Wouldn’t He???
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