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QUOTES ON REASON vs. SUPERNATURAL & FAITH
FREE THINKERS: POP MEDIA ~ ANONYMOUS
ERB: Reason vs. Supernatural Series
Part I:
ERB Reason vs. Superstition
Thoughts on Science & Religion
Part II
Quotes from the ERB Library
Early Free-Thinkers
Part III
Quotes: Reason vs. Religion (A-I)
Free-Thinkers Through History I
Part IV
Quotes: Reason vs. Religion  (J-Z)
Free-Thinkers Through History II
Part V
Quotes: Reason vs. Religion
Free-Thinkers:  Pop Media ~ Anonymous ~ Refs
 

Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these 10 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 scFream and cry for ever and ever until the end of time...but he loves you. ~ George Carlin


Humourists ~ Pop Media

Scott Adams 
Simple molecules combine to make powerful chemicals. Simple cells combine to make powerful life-forms. Simple electronics combine to make powerful computers. Logically, all things are created by a combination of simpler, less capable components. Therefore, a supreme being must be our future, not our origin!~ from his Dilbert comic strip

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlucky payoffs. This is the principle of lotteries, dating and religion.


Steve Allen
If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall.  If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do.  The same happens in the absence of prayers.

No actual tyrant known to history has ever been guilty of one-hundredth of the crimes, massacres, and other atrocities attributed to the Deity in the Bible.


Woody Allen
If only God would give me a clear sign ! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.

Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life. - unknown (Woody Allen?)

If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.

Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends.

There's no way to prove that there is no God. You just have to take it on faith.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. . . I want to achieve immortality by not dying.

If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse. 


Tammy Fay Bakker
I take Him shopping with me. I say, "OK, Jesus, help me find a bargain."
Dave Barry
If there really is a God who created the entire universe with all of its glories, and He decides to deliver a message to humanity, He will not use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle.

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.


Ingmar Bergman
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Black Adder II
Never before have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church?
Tammy Faye Bakker
I take Him shopping with me. I say, 'OK, Jesus, help me find a bargain'.
Elayne Boosler
The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
Marlon Brando ~ refusing to recite a religious oath while testifying at his son Christian's trial, 1990 

I will not swear on God. I will not swear on God, because I don't believe in the conceptual sense and in this nonsense. What I will swear on is my children and my grandchildren.
A. Whitney Brown

Once again decent citizens will be able to enter this house of worship, kneel down in front of a nearly-naked man hanging from a wooden apparatus by a series of gruesome body piercings, and engage in their bizarre practices of ritualized blood-drinking and cannibalism without being assaulted by graphic images of attractive young women with bare breasts. - A. Whitney Brown, "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central
Richard Burton ~ Welsh actor (1925-1984)

The more I read about man and his maniacal ruthlessness and his murderous envious scatological soul, the more I realize that he will never change. Our stupidity is immortal, nothing will change it. The same mistakes, the same prejudices, the same injustice, the same lusts wheel endlessly around the parade ground of the centuries. Immutable and ineluctable. I wish I could believe in a god of some kind but I simply cannot.
George Bush, Sr.

I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
L. Sprague de Camp

It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.
George Carlin

When it comes to believing in God, I really, really tried . . . but . . . the more you look around, the more you realize . . . something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, the Ice Capades. . . . This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resume of a Supreme Being.

 Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. 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!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit! 

I've begun worshipping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It's there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There's no mystery, no one asks for money, I don't have to dress up, and there's no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate.

The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred. Which is fine with me! Any time a bunch of holy people want to go out and kill each other I'm a happy guy!


Charlie Chaplin
By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none.

In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll's Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit.? My Autobiography (1964) 


Steven Colbert
Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. 
Michael Crichton
Organized religion is a business and nothing else, unless you want to think of it as a way to organize wars efficiently. Also organized religion tells you what ot think, and I believe the only way to know about God is to find out on your own. What somebody else tells you is of very little use. I believe that we are all God, and God is all of us. But this means you can find out everything you need to know by yourself, by what you see and what you feel. Nobody knows any more than you do -- even though you're just in the fifth grade.
Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
Amanda Donohoe ~ actress, feminist and socialist.

I can't embrace a male god who has persecuted female sexuality throughout the ages.
Jerry Falwell
If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.
Jules Feiffer
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them.
W.C. Fields

Everyone should believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.

Prayers may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but it  is the same as asking Santa Clause to bring yo something for Christmas.

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.


Larry Flynt
I have left my religious conversion behind and settled into a comfortable state of atheism. I have come to think that religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. The Jerry Falwells of this world are living proof of the hypocrisy.
Wil Forbis
I've yet to find anything convincing about the arguments Christians make for the existence of this God chap, and feel that if he does exist, events such as the Holocaust, Cambodian massacres and Limp Bizkit illuminate the fact that he's been asleep at the wheel for quite some time.
Bob Geldof

Being an atheist I can't be either [a saint or a siner]
Terry Gilliam
With Life of Brian, we were vilified by Christians. Come on, if your religion is so vulnerable that a little bit of disrespect is going to bring it down, it's not worth believing in, frankly.
Whoopi Goldberg
Religion has done more to bust-up humanity than anything.
Matt Groening ~ Quotes from his TV series The Simpsons
A prayer in a public school! God has no place within these walls, just like facts have no place within organized religion.

Butch Hancock ~ American singer
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.
Hugh Hefner

Religion is a miyth we have invented to explain the inexplicable. The univers is so beyond comprehension. What does it all mean -- if it has any meaning at all? . . . I think anyone who suggests that they have the answers is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.
Katharine Hepburn
I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people.
Bill Hicks

If I thought the Jews killed God, Iíd worship the Jews.
L. Ron Hubbard
Writing science fiction for about a penny a word is no way to make a living, If you really want to make a million, the quickest way is to start your own religion. 
Billy Joel
I wasn't raised Catholic, but I used to go to Mass with my friends, and I viewed the whole business as a lot of very enthralling hocus-pocus. There's a guy hanging upon the wall in the church, nailed to a cross and dripping blood, and everybody's blaming themselves for that man's torment, but I said to myself, 'Forget it. I had no hand in that evil. I have no original sin. Thereís no blood of any sacred martyr on my hands. I pass on all of this.

I believe that all important matters have to be settled here, not in the clouds somewhere after we kick off.


Garrison Keillor
My ancestors were Puritans from England. They arrive here in 1658 in hopes of finding greater restrictions than were permissible under English law at that time.
Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) ~ Movie director: Space Odyssey: 2001

The whole idea of god is absurd. If anything, 2001 shows that what some people call "god" is simply an acceptable term for their ignorance. This film is a rejection of the notion that there is a god; isn't that obvious.

I'd be very surprised if the universe wan't full of an intelligence of an order that to us would seem God-like. . . When you think of the giant technological strides that man has made in a few millennia -- less than a microsecond in the chronology of the universe -- can you imagine the evolutionary development that much older life forms have taken? Their potentialities would be limitless and their intelligence ungraspable in humans.


Timothy Leary (1920-1996) ~ Psychologist
Drugs are the religion of the 21st century.
Richard Lederer ~ Linguist
There once was a time when all people believe in God and the church ruled.This time was called the Dark Ages.
John Lennon
From the song "Imagine" 
Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, imagine all the people Living for today. . .
Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, No religion too .

From the song, "God,"
God is a concept By which we measure Our pain ~ I don't believe in magic ~ I don't believe in I-Ching ~ I don't believe in Bible ~ I don't believe in Tarot ~ I don't believe in Hitler ~ I don't believe in Jesus

From the song, "I Found Out"
There ain't no Jesus gonna come from the sky Now that I found out I know I can cry, I found out! 

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.


Bill Maher
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. 

Jesus doesn't care who wins the [sports] game. So stop bothering him. I've never heard a team blame Jesus when they lose.


Marilyn Manson
If they think that an artist can destroy their faith, then their faith is rather fragile.
Jackie Mason

If God exists he's an idiot. That's why I don't believe in any God. Becuase if that's how he behaves, I don't want to know such a person.
Dennis Miller
 I have my own God, and I think my God finds me incredibly fucking funny. That's why I chose him as my God ...

Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.


Mike Nichols
I never consider what comes after this life, I have no interest in heaven, hell, god, etc...
Monty Python

A reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:
Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it." - Monty Python, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

MONTY PYTHON'S ODE TO CREATION
All things dull and ugly ~ All creatures short and squat ~ All things rude and nasty ~ The Lord God made the lot.

Each little snake that poisons ~ Each little wasp that stings ~ He made their brutish venom ~ He made their horrid wings.

All things sick and cancerous ~ All evil great and small ~ All things foul and dangerous ~ The Lord God made them all.

Each nasty little hornet ~ Each beastly little squid ~ Who made the spikey urchin ~ Who made the sharks? He did.

All things scabbed and ulcerous ~ All pox both great and small ~ Putrid, foul and gangrenous ~ The Lord God made them all.
- Amen - 

Progress and conduct: I'm afraid that I am severly dissapointed in God's works.  All three of him have shown no tendency to improve and He merely sits at the back of the class talking to himselves.  He has shown no interest in rugger, asked to be excused prayers, and moves in a mysterious way. - Ferndean School Report on God - The brand new Monty Python Book.


Michael Moore ~ Filmmaker
There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
Henry M. Morris (1918-2006) Founder of the Institute of Creation Research
The only way we can determine the true age of the earth is for God to tell us what it is. And since He has told us, very plainly, in the Holy Scriptures that it is several thousand years in age, and no more, that ought to settle all basic questions of terrestrial chrnology.
Emo Philips
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord does not work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
P.J. O'Rourke

Making fun of born-again christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. 
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Artist

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
Terry Pratchett (1948 - ) Author

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Ron Reagan, Jr.
I'm not really cut out to be a politician. You know that I sometimes don't know when to shut up. That could be a drawback. I'm an atheist. So there you go right there. I can't be elected to anything because polls all say that people won't elect an atheist. 
Lou Reed (1942- )

My God is rock 'n' roll.
Christopher Reeve

Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
Carl Reiner
I'm not a believer, I call myself an atheist. It was man who invented God. There are far too many commandments and you really only need one: Do not hurt anybody.
Tom Robbins ~ Novelist
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Richard Roberts ~ American televangelist, son of Oral Roberts
Sow a seed on your Mastercard, your Visa or your American Express, and then when you do, expect God to open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing.
Pat Robertson ~ Televangelist

You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist.

The feminist agenda is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcdraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.

If you go all the way back to the days just following creation, men lived nine hundred years or more.

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals--the two things seem to go together.

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.


Gene Roddenberry(1921-1991)
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Richard Rodgers

If somebody is really sick, I don't pray to God, I look for the best doctor in town.
Andy Rooney ~ American radio and television writer and commentator

Why am I an atheist? I ask you: Why is anybody not an atheist? Everyone starts out being an atheist. No one is born with belief in anything. Infants are atheists until they are indoctrinated. I resent anyone pushing their religion on me. I don't push my atheism on anybody else. Live and let live. Not many people practice that when it comes to religion." Marian Christy, "Conversations: We make our own destiny.

I am an atheist... I don't understand religion at all. I'm sure I'll offend a lot of people by saying this, but I think it's all nonsense.


Charles Schultz ~ American cartoonist (1922-2000)
In an interview in 1999, Schultz said that although his philosophical views evolved over the years, "the term that best describes me now is 'secular humanist.'" He went on to say, "I despise those shallow religious comics. Dennis the Menace, for instance, is the most shallow. When they show him praying--I just can't stand that sort of thing, talking to God about some cutesy thing that he'd done during the day. I don't think Hank Ketcham [Dennis' creator] has any deep knowledge of things like that." Schultz cringed at the mention of Family Circus, the strip by Bill Keane that is strewn with cutesy references to Jesus (who wants to protect children on school buses, but can't because of laws about separation of church and state!) and those sickly-sweet images of invisible deceased grandparents looming protectively over the kids. "Oh, I can't stand that," Schultz laughed. "You could get diabetes reading them, couldn't you?"
The Simpsons

"Marge, have you ever actually sat down and read this thing? Technically, we're not even allowed to go to the bathroom." - Priest on "The Simpson's" (remember the town which God killed because Onan pissed on a wall?)

Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder and madder. - Homer Simpson

Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion. School Superintendant on The Simpsons


Frank Sinatra
When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
Han Solo
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo, Star Wars
Gloria Steinem

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
Howard Stern

I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.

Here's what happens when you die -- you sit in a box and get eaten by worms. I guarantee you that when you die, noting cool happens.


Billy Sunday (1863-1935)
The rivers of America will run with blood before they take ouit holy, God-inspired Bible from the schools.

America is not a country for a dissenter to live in.


Jimmy Swaggart
If one [a gay] ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America is an institution damned by God almighty.

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals.

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. ... Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.


Peter Ustinov (1921-2004) ~ British actor and writer
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
Jesse Ventura ~ American politician, Navy SEAL and Professional wrestler.

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
Orson Welles

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.
Steven Wright

I was driving alone one day and I saw a hitchhiker with a sign saying Heaven. So I hit him.
Henny Youngman  (1906-1998) ~ Comedian
I wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.
Frank Zappa

The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions. . . . Is this not an absolutely anti-intellectual religion?

I don't want to see any religious people in public office because they're working for another boss.

If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good- and CARES about any of it- to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working. 

My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.


Emile Zola (1840-1902) ~ French novelist
Has science ever retreated? No! It is Catholocism which has always retreated before her, and will always be forced to retreat.

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.


Anonymous
Several thousand years ago, a small tribe of ignorant near-savages wrote various collections of myths, wild tales, lies, and gibberish. Over the centuries, these stories were embroidered, garbled, mutilated, and torn into small pieces that were then repeatedly shuffled. Finally, this material was badly translated into several languages successively. The resultant text, creationists feel, is the best guide to this complex and technical subject.

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

If forgiveness is devine, why is there a hell?

Organized religion is like organized crime; it preys on peoples' weaknesses, generates huge profits for its operators, and is almost impossible to eradicate.

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.

Religion is to brain what tapeworm is to intestine.

Better to be thought a fool, than to open your bible and remove all doubt.

The Religious Right. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle.

'God is as real as I am', the old man said. I was relieved since I knew Santa wouldn't lie to me...

If god doesn't like the way I live, Let him tell me, not you.

There are none more ignorant and useless, than they that seek answers on their knees, with their eyes closed.

Faith is deciding to allow yourself to believe something your intellect would otherwise cause you to reject -- otherwise there's no need for faith.

Any belief worth having must survive doubt.

If you ask the wrong questions you get answers like '42' or 'God'.

It seems odd that those who scoff at sun worshippers are apt to worship a vacuum.

Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.

Humanity's first sin was faith; the first virtue was doubt.

Power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely; God is all-powerful. Draw your own conclusions

Theists think all gods but theirs are false. Atheists simply don't make an exception for the last one.

You don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church.

A zealot's stones will break my bones, but gods will never hurt me.

Nine out of ten priests who have tried Camels, prefer young boys.

A society without religion is like a crazed psychopath without a loaded .45

Two hands working do more than a thousand clasped in prayer

Garbage In -- Gospel Out

Theology: The study of elaborate verbal disguises for non-ideas.

Religions are what dreams are made of.

All Gods were immortal.

Consider the ignorance of the average fundamentalist. Then realize that by definition fully half of them must be even dumber than that.

The mind of the fundamentalistis like the pupil of the eye: the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract.

Out of convicted rapists, 57% admitted to reading pornography. 95% admitted to reading the Bible.

You'll never find a dead Christian in a foxhole who didn't pray.

Freedom is the Distance Between Church and State

When The Religious Right Takes Over, We'll All Live In Iran

A metaphysician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there, and a theologian is one who finds the cat.

Only Sheep need a shepherd!

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"
Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?" 

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense." 

The only difference between religion and superstition is the spelling.

A lie is at the heart of 'beLIEf.'

 If god doesn't like the way I live, let him tell me, not you.

Why be born again, when you can just grow up?

Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong.'

Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?

On the first day, man created God.

Atheists will celebrate life, while youíre in church celebrating death.

Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway.

A believer states everything must have a creator but fail to say how he was created.

Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church.

You keep believing, I'll keep evolving.

People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs.

Man created God in his image : intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.

Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right.

Christian: I'll pray for you. Atheist: Then I'll think for both of us.

Christianity: Safer than a lobotomy, but just as effective.

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. 

Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence.

Doesn`t it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god? 

George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.

The same people that wrote the bible thought the world was flat.

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. ~ Scottish proverb

It makes no difference as to the name of the God, since love is the real God of all in the world. ~ Apache

Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw.

If you speak the truth, have one foot in the stirrup. ~ Turkish proverb

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

For god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever would believe in him would believe in anything.

It's your god. / They're your rules. / You go to hell. 

BILLBOARDS:
Thereís a REASON why atheists donít fly airplanes into buildings.
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.
Thereís probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.
If triangles had a god heíd have three sides.
If we were made in godís image, why arenít we invisible too?
All religions are fairy tales.
Religion is myth-information.
Too stupid to understand science? Try religion.

Even it there was a god, why would he be so bored as to create a universe just to look at?  Bored enough to play games with the human race?  I cannot belive in a god, because if he were real, I would have to hate him for his evil.

The Bible: because all the works of science cannot equal the wisdom of cattle-sacrificing primitives who though every animal species in the world lived within walking distance of Noah's house.

God made me an atheist. Who are you to question his wisdom.

Religions: They can't all be right. They can all be wrong.

. . . . Mithras, Zeus, Horus, Wotan, Yahweh, Allah . . .

There's probably no god. . . so now stop worrying and enjoy life.



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