The intelligent beings in these regions should therefore not be surprised if they observe that their locality in the universe satisfies the conditions that are necessary for their existence. It is a bit like a rich person living in a wealthy neighborhood not seeing any poverty.
Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder.
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.
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.
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
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.
Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
Susan B. Anthony
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if no one believes it.