Joe Simpson

My mother was Southern Irish, and I was brought up as a devout Catholic. In fact, at one point I thought I’d become a priest, but I’d have made an appalling priest anyway… At 16, I asked all these monks some serious questions and they didn’t come up with the answers, and I just decided I didn’t believe in God.

— Joe Simpson
Denton, A. (Interviewer & Executive Producer), & Jacoby, A. (Executive Producer). (2003). Mountaineer Joe Simpson [Television program segment]. In Enough Rope. Sydney: ABC Television.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

Margaret Sanger

No Gods – No Masters.

— Margaret Sanger

Arthur Schopenhauer

Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Percy Bysshe Shelley

If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley