The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. George Bernard Shaw
Faith means not wanting to know what is true. Friedrich Nietzsche
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright
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. Gene Roddenberry
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. Isaac Asimov
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. Mark Twain
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Seneca the Younger
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. Anonymous
Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. Woody Allen
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. Isaac Asimov
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. Edward Abbey
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. Steven Weinberg
I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. Doug McLeod
The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. Abu'l-Ala al Ma'arri
Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? Anonymous
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. Susan B. Anthony
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. Delos B. McKown
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. Anonymous
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Francis Bacon
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 Dawkins
A God who kept tinkering with the universe was absurd; a God who interfered with human freedom and creativity was tyrant. If God is seen as a self in a world of his own, an ego that relates to a thought, a cause separate from its effect. he becomes a being, not Being itself. An omnipotent, all-knowing tyrant is not so different from earthly dictators who make everything and everybody mere cogs in the machine which they controlled. An atheism that rejects such a God is amply justified. Karen Armstrong
It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. Ludwig Feuerbach
People ask me what I think about that woman priest thing. What, a woman priest? Women priests. Great, great. Now there's priests of both sexes I don't listen to. Bill Hicks
All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. Matthew Arnold
Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence. Anonymous
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one. Richard Dawkins
What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. Christopher Hitchens
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. Friedrich Nietzsche
It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. George W. Foote
On the first day, man created God. Anonymous
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. Stephen Roberts
You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. Richard A. Weatherwax
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. Steve Buscemi (From the movie "The Island")
As far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don't know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don't know, 50,000,000 years of that I'd start to get a little bored. Rick Reynolds
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. Anonymous
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. Don Hirschberg
God should be executed for crimes against humanity. Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez
To say that atheism requires faith is as dim-witted as saying that disbelief in pixies or leprechauns takes faith. Even if Einstein himself told me there was an elf on my shoulder, I would still ask for proof and I wouldn't be wrong to ask. Geoff Mather
I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. Mark Twain
Of all religions the Christian is without doubt the one which should inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men. Voltaire
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. Bertrand Russell
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? Epicurus
I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in. Dan Fouts
If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. Woody Allen
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. David Stevens
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. Robert A Heinlein
I refuse to prove that I exist, says God, for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing. Douglas Adams
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. Mark Twain
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave. William Drummond
Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. Steven Colbert
Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's? Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea. Anonymous
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. Sigmund Freud
They felt that science would be corrosive to religious belief and they were worried about it. Damn it, I think they were right. It is corrosive to religious belief and it's a good thing. Steven Weinberg
Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains. Robert G. Ingersoll
History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of God. Giulian Buzila
Atheism is a non-prophet organization. George Carlin
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. Richard Dawkins
A believer states everything must have a creator but fail to say how he was created. Anonymous
"There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes. James Morrow
People will then often say, "But surely it's better to remain an Agnostic just in case?" This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I've been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.) Douglas Adams
Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov
If all the Christians who have called other Christians "not really a Christian" were to vanish, there'd be no Christians left. Anonymous
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. John Buchan
Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people. David Viaene
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. Alexandre Dumas
Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. Sam Harris
I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose Clarence Darrow
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. Annie Wood Besant
I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I'm "bad". Mike Fuhrman
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. Frater Ravus
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. Penn Jillette
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power but absolute power is corrupt only in the hands of the absolutely faithful. Anonymous
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. Chapman Cohen
The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. Robert G. Ingersoll
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. Robert Pirsig
I wonder who got the shit job of scouring the planet for the 15000 species of butterfly or the 8800 species of ant they eventually took on board Noah's Ark. But at least we got that magical rainbow for all their trouble. Azura Skye
I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. Anonymous
Man has always required an explanation for all of those things in the world he did not understand. If an explanation was not available, he created one. Jim Crawford
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins
What has been Christianity's fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution. James Madison
The characters and events depicted in the damn bible are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Penn and Teller
If god is the alpha and the omega. The begining and the end, knows what has passed and what is to come, like it states in the bible, why do people pray and think it will make any difference. Mark Fairclough
The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction. Anonymous
Religion is the opiate of the masses. Karl Marx
If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can't we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? Ryan Hanson
If we expect God to subscribe to one religion at the exclusion of all the others, then we should expect damnation as a matter of chance. This should give Christians pause when expounding their religious beliefs, but it does not. Sam Harris
Atheists will celebrate life, while you're in church celebrating death. Anonymous
Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. Ronnie Snow
I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever. Daniel Boorstin
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake... Religion is all bunk. Thomas Edison
Fundamentalism, of any type, due to its prerequisite lack of intelligent thought, could prove to be the worst weapon of mass destruction, of all. David J. Constable
To really be free, You need to be free in the mind. Alexander Loutsis
Most religions prophecy the end of the world and then consistently work together to ensure that these prophecies come true. Anonymous
Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway. Anonymous
Religion is like a virus that affects the behaviour of its host in such a way as to propagate itself further. Jack Pritchard
Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. Anonymous
Today's religion will be the future's mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. Steven Crocker
The Bible - A Fairytale book of rules brainwashing millions. Obliviously used to help create war, kill, hate, judge and discriminate. Anonymous
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams
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 Stephen Roberts
Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions Blaise Pascal
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend Richard Jeni
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. Emo Philips
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 Bertrand Russell
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? Epicurus
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 Bernard Shaw
I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence Doug McLeod
Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church Anonymous
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. Anonymous
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 Gene Roddenberry
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. Steven Weinberg
There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages. Richard Lederer (Anguished English)
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer Anonymous
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. Carl Sagan
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... [more] George Carlin
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 Ferdinand Magellan
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 Albert Einstein
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. Anonymous
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike Delos B. McKown
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 Galileo Galilei
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet Napoleon Bonaparte
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley
Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence. Anonymous
Man created God in his image : intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent. Marie
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence Carl Sagan
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. Robert A. Heinlein
Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities Voltaire
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave William Drummond
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. Thomas Jefferson
Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's? Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney
You keep believing, I'll keep evolving Bumper sticker
The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion. John Adams
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 H. L. Mencken
As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers Robert G. Ingersoll
History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god. Giulian Buzila
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason Benjamin Franklin
We must conduct research and then accept the results. If they don't stand up to experimentation, Buddha's own words must be rejected. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, 1988
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. Coral Yoshi
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 vanishe 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? Justin Brown
The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail Gustaf Lindborg
People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs Anonymous
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. Arthur C. Clarke
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also Mark Twain
Pray to God, fine; but keep rowing to shore. Russian Proverb
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it. Terry Pratchett
I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it. Edith Sitwell
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. Donald Morgan
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. Richard Francis Burton
If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you. Anonymous
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 Richard Feynman
If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse Woody Allen
Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. Frater Ravus
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 Stephen Jay Gould
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 Anonymous
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 peop... [more] Richard Dawkins
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 ... [more] Carl Sagan
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence Bertrand Russell
I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him. Bob Snuka
Doesn't it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god? Anonymous
To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy David Brooks (The Necessity of Atheism)
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 Peter O'Toole (The Ruling Class)
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. Susan B. Anthony
Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own? Robert G. Ingersoll
"Faith" means not wanting to know what is true. Friedrich Nietzsche
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. Thomas Paine
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense Chapman Cohen
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 Stephen King
A man without religon is like a fish without a bicycle One of Murphy's laws
Without God, life is everything. Rev. Ron
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Voltaire
Praying is like a rocking chair -- it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere Gypsy Rose Lee
The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe. Ed Krebs
The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it Robert G. Ingersoll
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. Frank Zappa
The Christian god makes man human, then burns him when he acts like one. HSM
Blasphemy is a victimless crime Anonymous
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. Carl Sagan
Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops. Richard Dawkins
Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that? Taslima Nasrin
Why would some all powerful being create creatures capable of reason and then demand that they act in a manner contrary to their creation? Josh Charles
Thank god I'm an atheist... Salvador Dali
And on the trillionth day, Man created Gods. Thomas D. Pate
If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little Electric Chairs around their necks instead of crosses Lenny Bruce
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion. Robert M. Pirsig
It has served us well, this myth of Christ. Pope Leo X
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel Boorstin
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 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 Robert G. Ingersoll
On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon, and the city of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky! I'm not saying you don't love this country, I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side. So yes, God does speak to you, and what he's saying is, "Take a hint". Bill Maher
If churches don't have to pay taxes, they also can't call the fire department when they catch fire. Sorry reverend, that's one of those services that goes along with paying in. I'll use the fire department I pay for. You can pray for rain. Bill Maher
Where is my faith? Even deep down... there is nothing but emptiness and darkness... If there be God - please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul... How painful is this unknown pain - I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal... What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true. Mother Teresa
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