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.
Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.
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.
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if no one believes it.
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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.
It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
Religion is a by-product of fear. For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?
Arthur C. Clarke
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.