A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; 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.
I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.
Simone de Beauvoir
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
To sum up:
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
H. L. Mencken
At a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.
Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.