Quotes

I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will – and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.

Gene Roddenberry 
Gene Roddenberry

The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women’s emancipation.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance.

Christopher Marlowe 
Christopher Marlowe

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

Arthur Schopenhauer 
Arthur Schopenhauer

I cannot be angry at God, in whom I do not believe.

Simone de Beauvoir 
Simone de Beauvoir

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish (Muslim) Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.

Thomas Paine 
Thomas Paine

ATHEISM = Liberation through Reason and Knowledge.

Brenda Cornish 
Brenda Cornish

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

Clarence Darrow 
Clarence Darrow

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it’s the cyanide.

Tom Robbins 
Tom Robbins

The sciences are not sectarian. People do not persecute each other on account of disagreements in mathematics. Families are not divided about botany and astronomy does not even tend to make a man hate his father and mother. It is what people do not know that they persecute each other about. Science will bring, not a sword, but peace.

Robert G. Ingersoll 
Robert G. Ingersoll

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 
H. L. Mencken

Hast thou reason? I have.
Why then dost not thou use it?
For if this does its own work,
what else dost thou wish?

Marcus Aurelius 
Marcus Aurelius

Suppose we’ve chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we’re just making him madder and madder.

Homer Simpson 
Homer Simpson

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Bertrand Russell 
Bertrand Russell

“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 
Douglas Adams

I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance.

Christopher Marlowe 
Christopher Marlowe

Religion is against women’s rights and women’s freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.

Taslima Nasrin 
Taslima Nasrin

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

Cardinal Robert Bellarmine 
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine

Scientific research confirms that humans are a link in the evolutionary life chain. There is no credible evidence for the existence of an immortal supernatural element. Our only life is here and now. Make it worthy of a moral person.

Keith S. Cornish 
Keith S. Cornish

It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.

Ilka Chase 
Ilka Chase

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Carl Sagan 
Carl Sagan

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

Charles Bukowski 
Charles Bukowski

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.

Robert G. Ingersoll 
Robert G. Ingersoll

The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women’s emancipation.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The sciences are not sectarian. People do not persecute each other on account of disagreements in mathematics. Families are not divided about botany and astronomy does not even tend to make a man hate his father and mother. It is what people do not know that they persecute each other about. Science will bring, not a sword, but peace.

Robert G. Ingersoll 
Robert G. Ingersoll

I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.

Katharine Hepburn 
Katharine Hepburn

That the world is in a bad shape is undeniable, but there is not the faintest reason in history to suppose that Christianity offers a way out.

Bertrand Russell 
Bertrand Russell

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Bertrand Russell 
Bertrand Russell

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it’s the cyanide.

Tom Robbins 
Tom Robbins

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

Cardinal Robert Bellarmine 
Cardinal Robert Bellarmine