"Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts
to secure the desired end."
"Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing."
"Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf
of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
"Religion, in short, is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism."
"As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things. One is that God loves you and
you're going to burn in Hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, dirty thing
on the face of the earth and you should save it for someone you love."
"The religion of one seems madness unto another."
Sir Thomas Browne
"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of
fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."
Edgar Allan Poe
Why Atheists Laugh at Religion
Jon Stewart Show with Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert
Eddie Griffin On Christians, Muslims, Bible, Jesus and Religion.
"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis."
Joseph Smith, convicted of fraud
http://youtu.be/PxsGyljd6B0 Bill Hicks on religion
http://youtu.be/W8M0Tox9_XA Bill Hicks on Christianity and Abortion
http://youtu.be/a6ZcA4uGgRI George Carlin on Religion
http://youtu.be/jC2R2PK_8OM high on jesus church clip (funny/scary shit)
http://youtu.be/R6THwSYY_aU The God Who Was Not There clip
(The Jesus story is not unique).
http://youtu.be/F7u63yhxrd0 Jon Stewart on religion
NTSC or Pal, no matter
http://youtu.be/Iwsy8FEL0ls Richard Tillman on Bill Maher
http://youtu.be/6H9BuxeNro0 Stephen Colbert: Why Atheists Laugh at Religion
http://youtu.be/8nAos1M-_Ts Richard Dawkins Root of All Evil: The God Delusion (all 5 parts)
http://youtu.be/MJ2LehsA1dk Christopher Hitchens
This chart is price-less.
It is beyond scary that some people
believe this and even worse, teach
it to their children.
http://youtu.be/cnNtlQm3z4E Funny Family Feud
back of a Mormon's car
http://youtu.be/sBZflNUhaOQ Crazy things that Christians say
Top 10 RIDICULOUS contradictions of Christianity.
Back in the day when I was still a brainwashed, mindless zombie of a Christian none of these things would have alarmed me, and I cannot explain why. Now, on the outside looking in they seem patently ridiculous, mostly because they are. How do you break through the wall of superstition the religious have built around their minds and restore their ability to think and reason? Is it a change an outsider can effect? Or does the change have to be organic? I wish I knew.
10- You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of your god.
9- You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt
8- You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Trinity god
7- Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" -- including women, children, and trees!
6- You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
5- You are willing to spend your life looking for little loop-holes in the scientifically established age of the Earth (4.55 billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of generations old.
4- You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects -- will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet you consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving".
3- While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to prove Christianity.
2- You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
1- You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history -- but still call yourself a Christian