It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.
Simone de Beauvoir
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
At a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Truth in matters of religion is simply the opinion that has survived.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.
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.
Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder.