"Religion is a smile on a dog."
Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians - "What I am"
"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a
really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they actually
change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again.
They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because
scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens
every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened
in politics or religion."
Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the
point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality."
George Bernard Shaw
Even the present life does not exist, How could the after-life exist?
--(Translated from Thai) Buddhadasa Bhikkhu.
A fanatic is someone who does what he knows that God would do if God
knew the facts of the case.
Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks
without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Reason should be destroyed in all Christians.
I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will
survive. I am not young, and I love life. But I should scorn to shiver
with terror at the thought of annihilation. Happiness is none the less
true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love
lose their value because they are not everlasting.
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. Neither can I believe that
the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls
harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send
peace, but a sword.
Jesus, Matthew 10:34
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the
cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with
which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent
that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a
history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize
Religionists mistake shit for food and then grin at me while they are
Greg Weeks (firstname.lastname@example.org
"In a dead religion there are no more heresies"
"If God wanted to hide, he would hide in
human beings because that is the last place we would look."
"I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept
their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I
think the world is being much helped by the suffering
of the poor people."
- Mother Teresa
Jesus pointed the way - but many of His followers are staring at His
(Karen Mc Farlin
"If you miss someone too much you turn into them...
though it doesn't seem to work for the Christian Church"
Robyn Hitchcock, 12bar 27/8/96 (Source: Jonathan Turner)
Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so
useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a
whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at
George Bernard Shaw
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence commeth evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? When why call him god?
One kills a man, one is an assassin;
One kills millions, one is a conquerer;
One kills everybody, one is a god.
See also: My Collected Quotes