Quotes

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

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

Richard Dawkins 
Richard Dawkins

To YOU I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the loyal opposition.

 

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

The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.

Delo McKown 
Delo McKown

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 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

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

Susan Ertz 
Susan Ertz

ATHEISM = Liberation through Reason and Knowledge.

Brenda Cornish 
Brenda Cornish

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

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

Salman Rushdie 
Salman Rushdie

To YOU I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the loyal opposition.

 

ATHEISM = Liberation through Reason and Knowledge.

Brenda Cornish 
Brenda Cornish

No Gods – No Masters.

Margaret Sanger 
Margaret Sanger

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

Existentialism isn’t so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn’t exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would change nothing.

Jean-Paul Sartre 
Jean-Paul Sartre

“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

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

Taslima Nasrin 
Taslima Nasrin

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.

Gloria Steinem 
Gloria Steinem

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

Richard Dawkins 
Richard Dawkins

At a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell 
George Orwell

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

My mother was Southern Irish, and I was brought up as a devout Catholic. In fact, at one point I thought I’d become a priest, but I’d have made an appalling priest anyway… At 16, I asked all these monks some serious questions and they didn’t come up with the answers, and I just decided I didn’t believe in God.

Joe Simpson 
Joe Simpson

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

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration – courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.

H. L. Mencken 
H. L. Mencken

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 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

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

It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

Mark Twain 
Mark Twain
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