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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.

Galileo Galilei 
Galileo Galilei

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

Taslima Nasrin 
Taslima Nasrin

Fundamentalism isn’t about religion. It’s about power.

Salman Rushdie 
Salman Rushdie

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire 
Voltaire

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 
George Bernard Shaw

The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.

Susan B. Anthony 
Susan B. Anthony

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

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

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz 
Susan Ertz

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

Arthur Schopenhauer 
Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

Frank Zappa 
Frank Zappa

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

Fundamentalism isn’t about religion. It’s about power.

Salman Rushdie 
Salman Rushdie

No Gods – No Masters.

Margaret Sanger 
Margaret Sanger

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz 
Susan Ertz

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

Tom Robbins 
Tom Robbins

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley 
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

Christopher Marlowe 
Christopher Marlowe

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.

Albert Einstein 
Albert Einstein

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

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.

Frank Zappa 
Frank Zappa

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

Tom Robbins 
Tom Robbins

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.

Robert G. Ingersoll 
Robert G. Ingersoll

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

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

Christopher Marlowe 
Christopher Marlowe

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

The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.

Susan B. Anthony 
Susan B. Anthony
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