Some of these quotes can be found at Celebatheists.com. "If God doesn't like the way I live, let him tell me, not you." I love the routine that he gave on religion: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument: it came from god. "That's right." I actually did google that and found it attributed to Dawkins. Let us be duly thankful for out blessings. - Ambroce Bierce, In a dangerous world, there will always be more people around whose prayers for their own safety have been answered than those whose prayers have not." - Catherine Fahringer, A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes - James K. Feibleman, Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. Quotes Against Religion agni 5:00 PM 0 Comments. -- Baron d'Holbach, The System of Nature, Nature, you say, is totally inexplicable without a God. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. 23:1, if your testicles are crushed or your male member missing, you must never enter a sanctuary of the Lord. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind. In fact, 'atheist' is a term that should not ever exist. ~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. --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. - Ernest Hemmingway, "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. "Uh-uh." AZ QUOTES. There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham. — We have to trust them as reporters---and you know how reporters are. Why should a Muslim not be a modern person? No interpretation no matter how subtle can change this." But like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it." - H. L. Mencken, "Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth. - Theodore Dreiser, A country dominated by televangelism would be unrecognizable to the Founding Fathers, who envisioned religion as personal and spiritua, not social and political. Fascinating. To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty. "God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, - it says so right here on the label. Can you make a donation? Religion has become so many different things. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. Religion must be used in furthering great works of justice and reform. And Jesus sent him to Scotland where he lived in a loch for O, so many years, inviting thousands of American tourists to bring their fat fucking families and their fat dollar bills. ~Donald Morgan, Religion:  A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. -- Baron d'Holbach, Good Sense, Few intelligent Christians can still hold to the idea that the Bible is an infallible Book, that it contains no linguistic errors, no historical discrepancies, no antiquated scientific assumptions, not even bad ethical standards. I n today’s world all you need to do is say the word abortion and it is sure to open a conversation. Thank you, Lord. ..But He loves you. -- Elmer Homrighausen, Christianity in America, I recall the story of the philosopher and the theologian. Belief in Self Though Paine was a self-proclaimed monotheist (believing in one God), he disdained virtually all organized religion… Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?" "Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest"  - Denis Diderot. (18th February 2004, The Onion AV Club interview. --Sam Harris, The End Of Faith, ch. Mohandas Gandhi, "Born again?! - Art Hoppe. Historical investigation and literary criticism have taken the magic out of the Bible and have made it a composite human book, written by many hands in different ages. They had no quarrel with "big government" when it served their needs." - 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." - John Lennon, "We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself." It is intellectual bankruptcy. "How do I know the Bible isn't the word of God? - Frank Lloyd Wright, Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. --Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation", "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Custom and user added quotes with pictures. Discover and share Quotes Against Religion. At what age of the Christian church this heresy of immaterialism, this masked atheism, crept in, I do not know. "The Christian's Bible is a drug store. 2; emphasis in original. After a few of these quotations and quotes have been presented mention is made of a "Metaphysical-Philosophical" approach which could have potential to better promote acceptance of Co-existence between Science and Religion. Norman is furthermore critical of the late New Atheist Christopher Hitchens: It then asks us to respect this, which it calls faith. "Uh-uh." Atheist T-shirts Against Religion. That's good.You believe the world's 12 thousand years old? 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. - Galileo Galilei, "Atheism is a requirement for a complete human being. I didn't know that you'd gone to so much trouble there. Nov 29, 2012 - Explore Religion Quotes's board "Religious Quotes", followed by 1676 people on Pinterest. Richard Dawkins - The God Delusion. That's good.You believe the world's 12 thousand years old? ..But He loves you." Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. Religion is a gun. --Andy Rooney, "Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy." 15. - George Carlin, "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Priest: "No, not if you did not know." - Epicurus, God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge a man until his life is over. - Thomas Jefferson, "Religion can never reform mankind, because Religion is slavery." Okay. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. "Oh," says man, "but the Babel Fish is a dead give-away, isn't it? ", "I'm sorry if anyone here is Catholic. In the same way, homophobes thrive everywhere. Best Quotes Against Religion Facebook. 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. Excuse me for getting it right the first time." ""I'm proud to be an atheist - it helps me stand for so much more and fall for so much less." Rowan Atkinson --Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation", "Religion is the opium of the masses." To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. They'll do anything for a story." 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." If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't. 39 Funny Atheist Quotes About God S Existence Fate And Life . Faith means not wanting to know what is true. "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." "There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." Sometimes that conversation can get quite heated and even turn into an argument. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death… Mohammed was not an apparent failure. No, I'm not. — Friedrich Nietzsche, 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. An astronomer, activist, and novelist, Carl Sagan didn't hesitate to share his views on the world, notably giving several quotes on the topic of religion. Best quotes for or against religion? - Isaac Asimov, Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion.". "I don't see any god up here" - Yuri Gagarin - first man in space, while in space. I'll do a check tomorrow. - Friederich Nietzsche, "It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns. Religion quotes. 22 Inspiring Quotes Against Terrorist and Religious Terrorism. - Thomas Alva Edison, "Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! 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. -- Matt Berry, As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! 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. Swear to God! I could go on, as these books are gold mines of such quotes. 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. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed. Communism Has Decided Against God Against Christ Against. legalism. 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. I have that on the back of my car. Some of us just go one god further." Organized Religion Quotes Quotes tagged as "organized-religion" Showing 1-30 of 67 “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham. Well if it was the word of God it would be clear and easy to understand...considering God was the creator of LANGUAGE!" It is between fifty and sixty years since I read the Apocalypse, and I then considered it merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy, nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.... what has no meaning admits no explanation. Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- Julian Huxley, The Creed of a Scientific Humanist. ~ D. Dale Gulledge, Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? -Anonymous. For a Muslim, there is no such thing as to be against modernity. Criticism of religion involves criticism of the validity, concept, or ideas of religion.. QuotesGram is part of the 3D & … Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love. The merciful Allah does not forgive such a heinous crime of sharing the throne with Him. A one word question. Atheism & Agnostic & Anti-Christian & Anti-Religious quotes. In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move". I am a big fan of Thomas Jefferson's religious statements. "How do I know the Bible isn't the word of God? ” “ For many people, part of growing up is killing off the virus of faith with a good strong dose of rational thinking. 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. "I refuse to prove that I exist" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith, I am nothing." --Thomas Jefferson, "It's fair to say that the Bible contains equal amounts of fact, history, and pizza." (Richard Dawkins) 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. and God granted it." - Epicurus, Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Christianity is usually called a religion. Religion Quotes - BrainyQuote. 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. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. ~ 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. Freedom of religious belief is an inalienable right. It's not about which religion is the right religion, but the fact that you accept there is a higher power much greater than yourself. I think we have to respect those for whom religion is important, but equally respect those who can achieve good morality without religion. - Charles William Stubbs, "For there is nothing either good or bad, thinking makes it so." If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests. - Voltaire, "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." I asked them. Born again?! But heresy it certainly is. Paul David Washer. In 2006 a member posted a thread on our message board to ask other atheists about favorite quotes that are anti-religious. "Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance. Tweet. Nature, you say, is totally inexplicable without a God. Here are my favorite anti-religious quotes: "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." How did Jefferson feel about the people of his day who were the equivalent of our modern day penecostals? - Laurence J. Peter, I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability. That brilliant quote pretty much sums up my whole position on religion. 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. --Thomas Paine, in The Age Of Reason, quoted with approval by David Mills in Atheist Universe, ch. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time! 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." 1. Thomas Jefferson, "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." I'm not sorry if you are offended, I'm actually sorry – just the fact that you're Catholic. http://www.myspace.com/JuRbAlOiD155, When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed Him. Mencken, If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. "The study of theology,  as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on nothing; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing." bully." It's a very interesting defense mechanism and the only way to get by it – and believe me, I was raised Southern Baptist – is to take massive amounts of mushrooms, sit in a field and just go, "Show 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. Votes: 1. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain." Okay, I got one word to ask you. ~Edwin Arlington Robinson, The god who is reputed to have created fleas to keep dogs from moping over their situation must also have created fundamentalists to keep rationalists from getting flabby. 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. The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. 22 Inspiring Quotes Against Terrorist and Religious Terrorism. -- Thomas Jefferson, to Alexander Smyth, January 17, 1825. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? 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