Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Quotable Atheist & The Atheist's Bible

"The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious...
One only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They
are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites."
Thomas Jefferson
"No one is ever faulted in our culture for not 'respecting' another person's beliefs
about mathematics or history...When people make outlandish claims, without
evidence, we stop listening to them- except on matters of faith."
Sam Harris
"Lighthouses are more useful than churches."
Ben Franklin
"Christians, like slave and soldiers, ask no questions."
"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by
the devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
Jerry Falwell
"State churches that use government power to support themselves and force
their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights...
Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state,' therefore
is absolutely essential in a free society."
Thomas Jefferson
"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make
a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."
L. Ron Hubbard
"Reason should be destroyed in all Christians."
Martin Luther
"Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert that
the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power."
'The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion."
Thomas Paine
"All gods were immortal."
Stanislaw J. Lec
"Human life has no meaning independent of itself...
The meaning of life is what we choose to give it."
Paul Kurtz

"An actually existent fly is more important
than a possibly existent angel."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods."
John Burroughs

"Whatever we cannot easily understand we call God;
this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues."
Edward Abbey
"If I am a fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy
no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom."
Lord Byron
 "I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance."
Christopher Marlowe
"Theology is a thing of unreason altogether, an edifice of assumption
and dreams, a superstructure without a substructure."
Ambrose Bierce
 "Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness
to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt."
H.L. Mencken
"Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases."
Andre Gide
"We have just enough religion to make us hate,
but not enough to make us love one another."
Jonathan Swift
"A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes."
James K. Feibleman
"Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power."
Eric Hoffer
"Praying is like a rocking chair- it'll give you something
to do, but it won't get you anywhere."
Gypsy Rose Lee
"There is in every village a torch: the schoolmaster-
and an extinguisher: the parson."
Victor Hugo
"'The Good Book'- one of the most remarkable
euphemisms ever coined."
Ashley Montagu
"The Bible. That is what fools have written, what imbeciles command,
what rogues teach, and young children are made to learn by heart."
"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.
Religion is answers that may never be questioned."

"If triangles made a God, they
would give him three sides."
"Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not.
Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?"
"God is an invention of Man. So the nature of God is only a
shallow mystery. The deep mystery is the nature of man."
Nanrei Kobori


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