[…] Employ the time of your youth in developing the character and skills necessary to be a useful servant of God.”. Believe or die! Robert G Ingersoll, "All thinking men are atheists." The state of the religious mind can be understood only when we begin to understand what beauty is; and the understanding of beauty must be approached through total aloneness. Religion has become so many different things. Mencken, "One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up." Religion is an economic thing for some people. --Christopher Hitchens, god is not great, ch. In fact, 'atheist' is a term that should not ever exist. --Dan Barker, former evangelist, "Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. Thank you, Lord. 6. "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully." ____________________________________________________________ The trouble with many men is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable. - Galileo, To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell. - Sam Harris, "We would be 1,500 years ahead if it hadn't been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake." - Friederich Nietzsche, "It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. --Christopher Hitchens, god is not great, ch. ~ Donald Morgan, There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. I just read another one in Time magazine by Mark Twain - this was in reply to someone back then claiming that America is (was) a Christian nation: The last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument: "It came from god. Islam is a religion. - John Adams, "Lighthouses are more useful than Churches." I actually did google that and found it attributed to Dawkins. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." That's good.You believe the world's 12 thousand years old? "Well, we looked at all the people in the Bible, and we added them up all the way back to Adam and Eve, their ages – 12 thousand years." - Douglas Murray. ", "Christianity has a built-in defense system: Anything that questions a belief, no matter how logical the argument is, is the work of Satan by the very fact that it makes you question a belief. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. Religion is poison because it asks us to give up our most precious faculty, which is that of reason, and to believe things without evidence. That is a freedom. - H.L. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move". "Oh, I hadn't thought of that," says God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. If you have a mind capable of believing all three of these divine attributes simultaneously, I have a wonderful bargain for you. Atheist T-shirts Against Religion. In many ways, Paine's views on religion were even more revolutionary than his stance on politics, as the following quotes reveal. Discover and share Anti Organized Religion Quotes. It clarified the intent of the founders of the constitution irrespective of the attempts of modern day religious revisionists... "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State. - Albert Einstein, "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. Updated: January 1, ... At the end of the day, as long as people believes their religion is the only true religion and all others are false, there will be no world peace, no end to terrorism and all anti-terrorism effort will be futile. We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. ", That pretty much guarantees everyone will die unless you can eat pebbles, “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet”, “Hence today I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”, “I trust God speaks through me. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. A bunch of quotes that will surprise...absolutely nobody: "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all, fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a. vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent. Yeah, I pick on everyone , it's a hobby ! No one ever needs to identify himself as a 'non astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist'. Discover and share Famous Quotes Against Religion. - William Drummond, Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits." I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. - Gene Roddenberry, "If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced?" Religious faith discourages independent thought, it's divisive, and it's dangerous. It proves You exist, and so therefore You don't. - Socrates. My signature has my favorite quotes, I pretty much use it everytime I can, I got it from my "The Quotable Atheist" book, I'll post some more. "Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. My favorites: "The time has come for people of reason to say: enough is enough. But because the conflict was allowed to fester without a resolution, religion got sucked into the escalating cycle of violence and became part of the problem. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), "The being we call god is merely a pawn working for a powerful and rational force in some far-off galaxy. ", -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823. You keep praying I'll keep evolving $17.45 Atheist inside $17.45 Anti-Religion $17.45 Open your mind before your mouth $17.45 Stop lying to kids $17.45 Religion is toxic - Detox free your mind $17.45 A society without religion is like a maniac without a gun Okay. And a ton of other great quotes from the man on religion at http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/zappa.htm. Ok, well I would post some...But I can't seem to find the book. A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification. The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist, nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all. Anti Religion Quotes Quotes tagged as "anti-religion" Showing 1-14 of 14 “My belief is that, morally, God and Satan are vaguely on the same page. Without that, I couldn't do my job.” –George W. Bush, "Let's face it; God has an ego problem, why do we always have to worship him? I'll fight for a person's right to speak so long as that person will, in return, fight to allow me to challenge their opinions and ridicule them as the content of their ideas merit. Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality, are dependent on obfuscation, interpretation, guilt, and unreasoning faith - some more than others. "The higher animals have no religion. Here are my favorite anti-religious quotes: "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." I haven't seen God ever, I see Jews all the time – go figure.". http://www.myspace.com/JuRbAlOiD155, When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed Him. 1. "Uh-uh." - Mark Twain"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?" It is the opium of the people. Atheist T-shirts Against Religion. - Oscar Wilde, If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? ~Ambrose Bierce, I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do. Like you didn't know, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUtPwSsSKIg, "Anyone can repress a woman, but you need 'dictated' scriptures to feel you're really right in repressing her. Philosopher Richard Norman finds the anti-religion generalizations questionable: “By far the commonest criticism directed against the New Atheists is that they do over-generalize, and I think that the criticism is justified” (21). Judge: god, you have been accused of existence! Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Karl Marx, Heaven will be a great place as long as you keep the christians out. - Abu Ala Al-Maari, "Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." "I don't see any god up here" - Yuri Gagarin - first man in space, while in space. relatably.com helpful non helpful. - Razelle Frankel, My faith is that the only soul a man must save is his own. It's awesome! Swear to God! The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but … Anti-Religion Quotes, Memes and Graphics: Humour, satire, and blasphemy against the religious... mixed with some serious points. But, just as with Marxists, there are some among them who are working hard to 'hasten the inevitable,' not merely anticipating the End Days with joy in their hearts, but taking political action to bring about the conditions they think are the prerequisites for that occasion." '", "You ever notice how people who believe in creationism look really unevolved? ", "Nothing could be more idiotic and absurd than the doctrine of the trinity. 13. Following our list of quotes from St Thomas Aquinas, this is the second in our series of famous quotes from great atheists and great religious minds.Here are 15 quotes from some of the greatest atheist minds in history. Fascinating. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. - Benjamin Franklin, "Chritianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man." - H. L. Mencken, "Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." I have said multiple quotes about religion and atheism before, and so I will give you some: “Just because I am an atheist does not make me any less than you.” “It is impossible to prove something doesn’t exist, that has never been proven to exist.” This event shall provide an atmosphere more conducive to social growth. "- Albert Einstein, "When you understand why you don't believe in other people's gods, you will understand why I don't believe in yours. Religion is all bunk." — George Bernard Shaw, Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. - Frank Zappa, "To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me." And, I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.- Frank Lloyd Wright, Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.- Robert Frost, To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. 1 Likes. At what age of the Christian church this heresy of immaterialism, this masked atheism, crept in, I do not know. But you must feel you've got scripture on your side to come up with the tedious 'Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' style arguments instead of just recognising that some people are different." Jesus: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. This is perhaps the most important statement on religion ever made. - Steven Weinberg, The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. How did Jefferson feel about the people of his day who were the equivalent of our modern day penecostals? Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers. They said "Let us pray," and we dutifully shut our eyes. 2. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. Never is this more apparent than when the lie pointed out is a lie to oneself, and the anger never more fierce than when the lie is one of religion." He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.” – Karen Armstrong - Albert Einstein, "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." Give a man a religion, and he'll starve to death praying for fish." -Dennett, Breaking the Spell, pg 338, When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. weapon against the long night of physical slavery. R Dawkins, "Faith must have adequate evidence else it is mere superstition"...Alexander Hodge (1823-1886), "A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes"...James Feibleman (1904-1987). "Well, we looked at all the people in the Bible, and we added them up all the way back to Adam and Eve, their ages – 12 thousand years." ", "The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. Mark Twain, one of the greatest American authors and humorists, had a way with words beyond his books and stories.He was also quite sharp with insults and opinions, especially regarding politics and religion. Joseph Campbell, "I'd rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." 23:1, if your testicles are crushed or your male member missing, you must never enter a sanctuary of the Lord. Rowan Atkinson Stuffing that belief down other people's throats is not. I will be checking out them "saviors" ! - Marquis De Sade, God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. You read my mind, Adroit! Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. No interpretation no matter how subtle can change this." Oh,you’re tired of my anti religion posts?why don’t you pray to god for me to stop? - Galileo Galilei, "Atheism is a requirement for a complete human being. - Robert A Heinlein. Like these vampire priests sink their twin fangs of guilt and sin into you as a child and suck your joy of life out of you the rest of your fucking existence. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere... Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. Thomas Jefferson, "In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." Ready? That is to say, to explain what you understand very little, you have need of a cause which you understand not at all. The existence of thousands of variations of texts makes it impossible to hold the doctrine of a book verbally infallible. 22 Inspiring Quotes Against Terrorist and Religious Terrorism. When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim ora Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. "All philosophies and religions are but partial truths. Thomas Paine's disdain for religion was not only limited to the Christian faith. That's good.You believe the world's 12 thousand years old? Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, "Yes, gravity is real! “Islam is a religion of success. 15. Best known for his works, inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. ..But He loves you." ~Desmond M. Tutu, "Religious Human Rights and the Bible", Religion:  A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. And the paper flies, with the strength it has been given, seeking other souls for … Cash and in small bills." That is to say, to explain what you understand very little, you have need of a cause which you understand not at all. Do not waste your life on hobbies, sports, and other recreational pursuits. I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Why should you and I? - William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet, II.ii, "Faith: not wanting to know what is true." - Albert Einstein, "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." - Napoleon Bonaparte"But who prays for Satan? I'm not sorry if you are offended, I'm actually sorry – just the fact that you're Catholic. But Jesus was unafraid, and he took the splinter from the brontosaurus's paw, and the big lizard became his friend. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man -- living in the sky -- who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. Thank you, Lord. There wasn't anyone else around when Mohammed got the word either. Excuse me for getting it right the first time." - Thomas Paine [one of my personal faves], We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing/ all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.". For … --Thomas Paine, in The Age Of Reason. 27 Quotes About Religion That'll Move You "My religion is very ... Islam has shown me that a blanket indictment of all white people is as wrong as when whites make blanket indictments against …

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