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

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.

44th President Dem-To-Be-Named-Later United States

If I got a special power for every dead baby I wish I could have saved, I'd be God... But I guess it doesn't matter since if I was God, I wouldn't bother saving babies' lives anyway.

A. V.

The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. -

Abu’lAla al Ma’arri

Religion: A lot of fanciful ideas inspired by wishful thinking. Science: A lot of logical ideas based on the best evidence available. Which should we have faith in?

Alan Harvey

The nazis slaughtered millions because they dehumanized their victims... but when it comes to dehumanizing victims the most useful and most widely used tool throughout history is, of course, religion.

Alan Harvey

The most important questions a human can ever ask must surely deserve the most convincing answers, not simply the most comforting?

Alan Harvey

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

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Why do you write to me "God should punish the English"? I have no close connection to either one or the other. I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of His children for their numerous stupidities, for which only He Himself can be held

Albert Einstein

Since our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem to me to be empty and devoid of meaning

Albert Einstein

The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation (...) The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted having chosen it

Albert Einstein

It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be calle... [more]

Albert Einstien

 "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

Aldous Huxley

To really be free, You need to be free in the mind. -

Alexander Loutsis

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. -

Alexandre Dumas

What is god actually doing to help innocent babies that are dying slow, painful deaths? He's busy working in mysterious ways no doubt...

Allah Verpint

No wonder religion is popular. It's the only pretending game adults can play and expect to get taken seriously by other adults... Well, at least by other adults who like pretending too.

Allah verpint

Belief might "soften the hardships" and offer "consolation" but that doesn't mean there is a God. Religion is wishful thinking. Give me reality, warts and all, and I'll cope with it using reason and logic NOT delusion.

Allah Verpint

If I had your imaginary god's powers... I couldn't care less if anyone worshipped me or how they lived (as long as they were good to others) I'd be more worried about innocent children and babies suffering.

Allah Verpint

The idiots killing people in Mumbai honestly think they're going to heaven for it... while the relatives of the victims console themselves their loved ones are going to heaven... and the truth is they're all just dead. Ain't religion great?

Allah Verpint

Religion is a bit like porn: You know deep down it's all lies but still buy it. It's a multi-billion dollar industry making a few people very rich. It distorts reality, inciting desires it never satisfies. AND the scripts it's based on are always crap...

Allah Verpint

Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

Ambrose Bierce

Religion, n: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Ambrose Bierce

Religions are conclusions for which the facts of nature supply no major premises

Ambrose Bierce

If I wanted to spend my life believing in something - it would be myself.

Andrew Simpson

you could spend a lifetime studying a religion, study two and you will be done within the hour.

andyc

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?"

Annie Dillard, 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. -

Annie Wood Besant

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

Anonymous

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

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.

Anonymous

Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence.

Anonymous

On the first day, man created God.

Anonymous

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

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.

Anonymous

A believer states everything must have a creator but fail to say how he was created.

Anonymous

If all the Christians who have called other Christians “not really a Christian” were to vanish, there’d be no Christians left.

Anonymous

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power but absolute power is corrupt only in the hands of the absolutely faithful.

Anonymous

I have no need for religion, I have a conscience.

Anonymous

The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction.

Anonymous

Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death.

Anonymous

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

Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing.

Anonymous

The Bible - A Fairytale book of rules brainwashing millions. Obliviously used to help create war, kill, hate, judge and discriminate.

Anonymous

I would rather die than to follow the orders of a sexist, intolerant, homophobic, violent old man.

Arif Iqbal

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

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

Why is everyone so in touch with God so out-of-touch with the truth?

Baron von Knifty

If the bible is to be taken literally. then “Be fruitful and multiply” refers to homosexual mathematicians.

Baron von Knifty

Finding direction in your life by subscribing to the existence of an entity you can't see. That just seems a bit counterintuitive.

Ben Longwell

Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers

Benito Il DUCA Mussolini

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason

Benjamin Franklin

 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

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence

Bertrand Russell

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revol... [more]

Bertrand Russell

They believe the bible is the exact word of God - Then they change the bible! Pretty presumptuous, hu huh? "I think what God meant to say..."

Bill Hicks

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

Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions

Blaise Pascal

A clamor for 'family values' requires deliberate blindness to the abuses that occur within families.

Bob Allen

You don't count the dead, when god's on your side

Bob Dylan

I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him.

Bob Snuka

I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him.

Bob Snuka

 

brainwashed them. Or.

When I was a child I had an imaginary friend to whom I talked. Then I grew up and became an atheist.

British comedian (sorry I forgot the name)

God should be executed for crimes against humanity. -

Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez

God should be executed for crimes against humanity.

Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez

You keep believing, I'll keep evolving

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Stop lying to children - Break the cycle of religion

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Born right the first time

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question everything or believe anything

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Nothing Fails Like Prayer

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Darwin Loves You

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Theists aren't stupid... they're perfectly capable of seeing the truth of atheism. They just cling to belief because it's more comforting than reality. In other words... they're too immature.

Bwian of Nazaweth

So Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Well, you know what the shepherd does with his flock? Shears them and then turns them into mutton.

C.A.M.

 

–Cardinal Bellarmine, 1615, during the trial of Galileo

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

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence

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 ... [more]

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.

Carl Sagan

Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. -

Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.

Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

God did not create us. It is us that created God.

Casey Yano

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense

Chapman Cohen

The existance of G W Bush is the proof against intelligent design.

Charles Stonehouse V

Christianity is the boistrous, over bearing bully that shouts his opponents down. He p... [more]

 

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -

Christopher Hitchens

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof

Christopher Hitchens

I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose -

Clarence Darrow

If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!

Clark Adams

I never understood religion until I witnessed a shackled man being beaten into submission. "Trust me," said the torturer, "when you tell me what I want to hear, the suffering will stop."

Cobra32

How difficult would it be for 11 men to hang a traitor, move a boulder, remove a body, and replace said boulder within a period of three days?

Cogito

The Pope doesn't believe in God; Did you ever see a conjurer who believed in Magic ?

Coluche

 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

If god was all knowing, would he not know I would become an Atheist? And would he not stop me from becoming one? Or does he want me to goto 'Hell'?

Dan

I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in.

Dan Fouts

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

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel Boorstin

"All religions are cults of varying degrees."

Daryl Elliott

I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programs a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature, to which I reply and say, "Well, it's funny that the people, when they say that this is of t... [more]

David Attenborough

You are about as likely to go to heaven, as I am to go to hell.

David Brenneman

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)

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

It is a complete contradiction that a righteous god would purposely create you imperfectly, and then expect you to begin an impossible race to perfection and repentence before death.

David Smalley

Teenagers dressed in black no more represent Atheists, than sexually abusive Catholic Priests represent all religious people.

David Smalley

A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. -

David Stevens

Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people. -

David Viaene

The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. -

Delos B. McKown

Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. -

Don Hirschberg

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

Man invented God to deal with the concept of infinity.

Doon

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. -

Doug McLeod

I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing. -

Douglas Adams

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

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

Anyone who engages in the practice of psycho-therapy confronts every day the devastation wrought by the teachings of religion.

Dr. Nathanial Branden

Religion is the leading cause of death throughout history.

Dracos

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

Hell would be to have to spend eternity in a Heaven with those who are sure they are going there.

Ed Martin

The most common explanation given for death and destruction attributed to "Acts of God" is that God is unknowable and beyond human understanding. That also happens to be the very best description there is for what does not exist.

Ed Martin

I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. -

Edward Abbey

Did God make cancer? Malaria? Natural disasters? Wow! He makes Hitler look like Mother Theresa!

Ella Vanoise

Why isn't god as sociable as he used to be in the bible. I mean back then he used to show up for every genocide and baby massacre. Nowadays you hardly ever see him anymore...well, except for those times where he's appears to attention-starved old cat... [more]

Emile de Bergerac

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

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

If there is a god religion is his greatest joke

Eric Bettencourt, Portland maine

Religion serves men as blinders serve horses.

Eric Williams

A great line from the only decent religious movie ever made: "I'm Brian and so is my wife"

Esiah Zakite

Theists, just think about it: If YOU had the power to make the universe in a few hours, would YOU let babies die of hunger and disease? Any answers that aren't vague, evasive theological nonsense would be appreciated.

Esiah Zakite

And on the trillionth day God destroyed man, and He saw that it was good.

Evan Gowing

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 fanatic is a man who does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case."

Finley Peter Dunne

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. -

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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.

Frank Zappa

"Children are naïve -- 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."

Frank Zappa

Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion?

Frank Zappa

A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it not open.

Frank Zappa

Just remember that there is a big difference between knealing down and bending over.

Frank Zappa

Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions.

Frater Ravus

If you have to lie to prove what you believe, then what you believe is a lie.

Frater Ravus

Faith means not wanting to know what is true. -

Friedrich Nietzsche

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. -

Friedrich Nietzsche

Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? -

Friedrich Nietzsche

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct of revenge, for which no means are venomous enough, or secret, subterranean and small enough - I call it the one immortal blemish upon the human race.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

"Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies."

Gandhi

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

 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

They said God was on high and he controlled the world and therefore we must pray against Satan. Well, if God controls the world, he controls Satan. For me, religion was full of misstatements and reaches of logic that I just couldn't agree with

Gene Roddenberry

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

It's a pity Jesus remained so silent before his accusers. He could have said: "Oh, by the way guys, no-one should ever kill, torture, maim, burn alive or commit genocide in my name." If he'd been a god he could have saved us all a lot of pain.

Geoff Mather

Can I just pin you down a little here? What exactly IS a god? You don't know. What is it made of? You don't know. Where is it? You don't know. You learnt about it from a Bronze Age book that claims truth for itself. And at your parents' knee. Is that w... [more]

Geoff Mather

Some of the nicest, most caring people I've met have been religious - from all sorts of different but incompatible creeds. I don't hate them. I just hate the sad facts that they are wrong, they waste their own time, and they want to grab my kids.

Geoff Mather

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

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.

George Bernard Shaw

Atheism is a non-prophet organization. -

George Carlin

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

Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.

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

George Carlin

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act

George Orwell

It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. -

George W. Foote

History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god. -

Giulian Buzila

 History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god.

 Giulian Buzila

*silence*

God

"On the first day, man created God."

gramma red

If god existed he would agree with the atheists. (si dieu existait il serai de l'avis des ahtées).

Guizmo

The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.

Gustaf Lindborg

Praying is like a rocking chair-- it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere

Gypsy Rose Lee

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

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.

H. L. Mencken

"Puritanism- The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."

H. L. Mencken

Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility."

H. L. Mencken

God is Santa for adults...

Haili

So let me get this straight, the unending, all-powerful force of creation that hand-made the universe funneled himself into the body of a human fetus and then teleported the fetus into the uterus of a married virgin. He then spent 30 years on earth wa... [more]

Hank Guerin

The Christian god makes man human, then burns him when he acts like one.

HSM

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs...

Ian Malcolm

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. -

Isaac Asimov

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

Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. -

Isaac Asimov

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition

Isaac Asimov

Creationists don't want equal time; they want all the time there is.

Issac Asimov

Religion is like a virus that affects the behaviour of its host in such a way as to propagate itself further. -

Jack Pritchard

If I was created in the image of god, does that mean that I should impregnate a woman without her consent?

James Heaney

What has been Christianity's fruits? Supersition, Bigotry and Persecution

James Madison

What have been [Christianity’s] fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.

James Madison, 1785

"There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes

James Morrow

Gods are children's blankets that get carried over into adulthood.

James Randi

 

--James Watt, Secretary of the Interior during the Regan years.

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Jean Meslier

Existentialism isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Religion is a crutch for the weak minded.

Jesse Ventura

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

My sister once claimed she spun out of control into oncoming traffic. When she looked up, she was in the opposite lane and unharmed. She said that the hand of God moved from one lane into the other - to save her. I replied, "If the hand of God cannot p... [more]

Joe

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.

John Adams

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."

John Adams

The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.

John Buchan

How can a person who is civil and just but ask's for nothing in return be less righteous than those behave justly, but only under threat, and for the aim of a personal reward?

John Kelly

Who are the bigger fool's, those who are born stupid or those who choose stupidity?

John Kelly Ireland

Religious people and donkey's: A donkey is a simple creature it would follow a carrot on a stick, but it is still capable, even with its most basic of intellect of determining when there is no carrot.

John Kelly Ireland

God is my shepard: - Only sheep need a shepard

John Kelly Ireland

God is Perfect: Perfect beings do not experience anger or suprise towards a sequence of events they knew of in advance.

John Kelly Ireland

As a child you may be told that when holding a sea shell to your ear that you can hear the sea. Those that grow up realise that it is not the sea they are hearing.

John Kelly Ireland

Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.

Jon Stewart (Daily Show)

The day that we will truly reach our potential as a civilization will be when everyone does to the idea of god the same that they did to the idea of santa

Jonathan Barragan

God is eternal because human stupidity is infinite.

joseph fuentes

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

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.

Judith Hayes

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 vanished.

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 death of dogma is the birth of reality.

KANT

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, allknowing 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

Religion is the opiate of the masses. -

Karl Marx

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, & the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people

Karl Marx

If all exclusive religions are right and everyone else is wrong, isn't everyone just wrong?

Kozy

The Ten Commandments state that "you shall not have any other gods before me", he is saying you can worship other gods just him more. God is a greedy bastard.

Kyle McDonald

The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion

L Ron Hubbard

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

So why do I have to go to church to pray? If there is a god can't he hear me at my house?

Linda

Evolution is not like creationism. It isn't a claim that one can choose to believe, but a fact that one chooses to acknowledge.

Longinus

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

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Christianity claims Jesus Christ died for mankind's sins. Okay, but they also claim he was resurrected three days later. Assuming both were true, didn't he have just a really shitty weekend?

Marian Irish

Man created God in his image : intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.

Marie

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

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

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

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also

Mark Twain

Faith is believing what you know ain't so.

Mark Twain

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

All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. -

Matthew Arnold

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.

Michael

The intensity of your religious conviction is inversely proportional to your grip on reality.

Michael DeRousselle

Living in fear or judgement is not how I will spend my life. Realizing that this life is all I get and your life is all you get, brings a need to make the best of all possible.

Michael Stanton

Jesus Christ is Santa Claus for adults.

Michael T

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

It's better to live in freedom for one life time than to be a slave of God for an eternity.

Mimoun Raddahi

Religion is a limitation on your freedom.

Mimoun Raddahi

God is like Santa Claus; A great, amazing and lovely person but sadly untrue.

Mimoun Raddahi

There must be Religion. Otherwise the poor would murder the rich.

Napolean Bonaparte

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet

Napoleon Bonaparte

If the Bible is the word of God, then I for one would be very worried about the mental state of the author. The guy's a fruit cake.

Neil Hurle

If God gets the praise for saving you, then he should get the blame for not saving all the others.

Neil Hurle

Jesus (if he even existed) would have been executed for being a threat to Roman power... he wouldn't be executed because his invisible dad in the sky planned it all to "save us".

Neil Hurle

In a dangerous world there will always be more people around whose prayers for their own safety have been answered than those whose prayers have not.

Nicholas Humphrey

Children are born without religion, don't give them your nerosis.

Nick Kinnan

If god created my brain I'm certain he approves of its usage.

Nogard

A religious text should ideally not extend past three pages. Any longer and it tends to contradict itself.

Nogard

A man without religon is like a fish without a bicycle

One of Murphy's laws

When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it.

Oscar Wilde

As stated many times: "Those whom have faith are happier then those without." Of course this is true! Have you never heard..." ignorance is bliss?"

Patrick Timothy Kirk

The whole of humanity consists of one long war; we just prefer to divide them all into chunks so we can look upon the history of humankind with a bit of sadness as opposed to total disgust. What god would create such a species of murderous hypocrites

paul hampson

Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition.

Paul Keller

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

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

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)

It has served us well, this myth of Christ.

Pope Leo X

If God created everything, he created evil. Who is He to call us sinners?

Pretentious

If I threaten to kill my children unless they worship me, am I good parent? OK, maybe that's a little bit extreme. Maybe I should just allow someone to torture them for eternity instead.

Prof Uri Nassol

If I knew someone was going to go out and slaughter people, but I did nothing to stop them and my only excuse was "Well, I can't interfere with free will", would you worship me?

Prof Uri Nassol

Religion is the homo sapien brain throwing a tantrum and insisting that the universe revolves around our species. Atheism is the homo sapien brain learning to move beyond such childishness.

Prof Uri Nassol

It is impossible to convince some children that there is no Santa Claus. They do not fully grasp reality.

R Reboulet

As long as you need an external entity to give credit to for wonderful things that happen to you or to blame for ugly things that happen to you, you need God

Ravikiran R

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

René Descartes

"This so-called new religion is nothing but a pack of weird rituals and chants designed to take away the money of fools. Now let us say the lord's prayer 40 times, but first let's pass the collection plate."

Rev. Lovejoy (The Simpsons)

Without God, life is everything.

Rev. Ron

In 1000 years we will all be Atheist or we will no longer be.

Rich Rodriguez

It is very difficult to reason someone out of a position they did not reason themselves into.

Rich Rodriguez

You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. -

Richard A. Weatherwax

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

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

Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.

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 peop... [more]

Richard Dawkins

Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.

Richard Dawkins

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

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.

Richard Dawkins

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

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

 You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend

Richard Jeni

 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)

There are three kinds of people: those who seek the truth as revealed by a higher authority; those who seek the truth as defined by rational enquiry; and the vast majority, who believe whatever they find convenient.

Richard Van Harris

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

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

One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.

Robert A. Heinlein

The most preposterous notion that H. Sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does

Robert A. Heinlein

"The only reasons people believe in God is;

Robert DesLauriers

The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. -

Robert G. Ingersoll

As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers

 Robert G. Ingersoll

Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?

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

"With soap, baptism is a good thing."

Robert G. Ingersoll

In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.

Robert G. Ingersoll

God has always resembled his creators. He hated and loved what they hated and loved and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. Most of the gods were pleased with sacrifice, and the smell of innocent blood has ever been considered a divi... [more]

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

“The church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

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

Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?

Robert M. Price

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. -

Robert Pirsig

Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. -

Ronnie Snow

Pray to God, fine; but keep rowing to shore.

 Russian Proverb

I think, therefore I am athiest

Ryan Evans

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

Thank god I'm an atheist...

Salvador Dali

Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. -

Sam Harris

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

Whenever a man imagines that he need only believe the truth of a proposition, without evidence - that unbelievers will go to hell, that Jews drink the blood of infants - he becomes capable of anything

Sam Harris

A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. -

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Today's wars are not about good vs. bad--they are about *your* good vs. my good. Religion is perhaps the most potent meme that creates, fosters and justifies these divisions.

Satish Babu

 Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion.

School Superintendent on "The Simpsons" episode #1

Watch people pray. Most people do it with their eyes closed, and this should tell you something.

Scoob

Religion was created to comfort mankind when faced with his own lack of immortality.

Sean

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. -

Seneca the Younger

The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction.

Shaun

When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. -

Sigmund Freud

The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass-delusions of this kind. No one, needless to say, who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such. Civilization and Its Discontents

Sigmund Freud

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." The Future of an Illusion / 1927

Sigmund Freud

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.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Creationism, perhaps the most pernicious of the intellectual perversions now afflicting the American public.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Its 90 degrees in the shade in jerusalem.. where did noah get two penguins and two polar bears from?

sir David stevens

A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it

sir David Stevens

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Sir Winston Churchill

The only church that enlightens is the one that's in fire

someone

Often a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other parts of the world, about the motions and orbits of the stars and even their sizes and distances, ...and this knowledge he holds with certainty from reason and experience... [more]

St. Augustine

Religion is purelly a man-made form of power and authority...for those who control it of course. Just ask yourself what the ten commandments are.

Stelios

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Stendhal

"Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family."

Stephen Colbert (Colbert Report)

The intelligent beings in these regions should therefore not be surprised if they observe that their locality in the universe satisfies the conditions that are necessary for their existence. It is a bit like a rich person living in a wealthy neighborho... [more]

Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

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”)

Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. -

Steven Colbert

Today’s religion will be the future’s mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. -

Steven Crocker

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

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

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 find that men in costumes are a little old to have imaginary friends, unless of course they are clowns

Stewart Farquhar

"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin."

Stupid quote #1:

"We don't have to protect the environment, the Second Coming is at hand."

Stupid quote #2:

Theists should never complain no matter what happens in the world because nothing happens without the almighty's will. So if I break your head, murder your kin, dont blame me. God made me to do it.

Suresh

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 more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.

Tao Te Ching

Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that?

Taslima Nasrin

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

The power of prayer and faith can heal and bring happiness. The real tragedy is that the people that are helped by this don't realize that this power is really coming from within.

Terry

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

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a

The First Amendment

O Lord our God, help us to tear their bodies to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded.

The War Prayer : by Mark Twain

And on the trillionth day, Man created Gods.

Thomas D. Pate

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

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

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there b... [more]

Thomas Jefferson

"Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of

Thomas Jefferson

"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear."

Thomas Jefferson

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.

Thomas Jefferson, (letter to Rev. James Madison, J

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus…will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.

Thomas Jefferson, 1823

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

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never ente... [more]

Treaty of Tipoli (Joel Barlow)

Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church

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Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

Unknown

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer

Unknown

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.

Unknown

Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence.

Unknown

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

unknown

People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs

unknown

"If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you."

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

Unknown

Doesn't it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god?

Unknown

Blasphemy is a victimless crime

unknown

"Faith is to the human what sand is to the ostrich."

Unknown

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

unknown

there is a very apt and appropriate way to summarise organised religion, and it is that Christianity, Islam and Judaism are like children in a classroom.

unknown

Gods don't kill people

unknown

Primates often have trouble imagining a universe not run by an angry alpha male

Unknown

"Who created god? If your answer is he always was, then why can't you say the same for the universe?"

unknown

if triangles had a god, He would have three sides

unknown

God made me an atheist

unknown

The Bible has fingerprints all over it. And none of them are God-sized.

unknown

The only thing we become after death is fertilizer

unknown

Religion was created to calm the weak and fearfull about death, and allow them to accept it without panic. Unfortunately, religion will probably exist until the day we can extend human life. Thankfully, Science is fast approaching that day.

unknown

More people have died in the name of christ than for any other reason - the Inquisition, Crusades, witch hunts, etc. God must be spinning in his grave.

Unknown

If athesim is a religion, then not playing cards is a hobby.

unknown

Out of anxieties fostered by fears and uncertainties born of ignorance, man fashioned a supernatural world of gods, demi-gods, heroes, and monsters in an attempt to explain the natural phenomena around him.

unknown

What is the difference between a cult and a religion? About 100 years.

Unknown, quoted by Dana Morale

Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers

Unkown

There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher- the clergyman

Victor Hugo

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

Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities

Voltaire

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

Voltaire

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Voltaire

Prayers never bring anything... They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but to the enlightened it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Xmas

W.C.Fields

All churchs beat the devil good, but they are very carefull not to kill him!

Wilfredo Hernandez

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

Life is a vacation from two eternities, who wants to waste those precious years worrying about what happens when you get back to forever?

William S. Burroughs

Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. -

Woody Allen

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

If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse

Woody Allen

Existence for eternity could get a little boring.. especially towards the end.

Woody Allen

"Did you make mankind after we made you?"

XTC (english pop band), "Dear God"

If triangles had a God, he'd have three sides.

Yiddish proverb

If God lived on earth people would break his windows

Yiddish saying quoted by Steven Pinker

Seeing a cross or a crucifix, to me, is a symbol of death and agony. It’s not really the symbol I want tattooed on me, or worn on a chain.

Zoltan X4J