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"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. (Tawit Chitsomboon)

A fanatic is someone who does what he knows that God would do if God knew the facts of the case. (Bob Smart)

Faith, n.
Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambroise Bierce

Reason should be destroyed in all Christians.

Martin Luther

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.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Albert Einstein

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 mankind.

Thomas Paine

Religionists mistake shit for food and then grin at me while they are eating.

Greg Weeks (

"In a dead religion there are no more heresies"

Andre Suares

"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 finger. (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 the seaside."

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.

Jean Rostand

See also: My Collected Quotes
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