Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.
Simone de Beauvoir
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.
Hast thou reason? I have. Why then dost not thou use it? For if this does its own work, what else dost thou wish?
The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
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. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
George Bernard Shaw
If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine - but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good - and CARES about any of it - to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working.