Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
Roman philosopher and statesman 4 BC – AD 65
There are two classes of men:
intelligent men without religion,
and religious men without intelligence.
Abu Ala Al-Ma'arri,
Arab philosopher 973 - 1057 AD
"Those who can make you believe inabsurdities can also make you commit atrocities."
"Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror."
"Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world."
"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
Francois Marie Arouet "Voltaire",French author and playwright (1694-1778)
"The whole history of the Christian Church is a mixture of errors and violence."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
German author (1749-1832)
"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
"All religions have been made by men."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor (1769-1821)
"If God has spoken, why is the world notconvinced."
"It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it."
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (1792-1822)
"Our ignorance is God; what we know is science."
"With soap, baptism is a good thing."
"The clergy know that I know that they know that they do not know."Ingersoll
"Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who drowned his own?"
The inspiration of the bible depends on
the ignorance of the person who reads it.
"As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers."
Robert Green Ingersoll,
American politician and lecturer (1833-1899)
"Faith is believing what you knowain't so."
"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."
"If there is a God, he is a malign thug."
"A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. "
Mr. Clemens was once asked whether he feared death. He said that he did not, inview of the fact that he had been dead for billions and billions of years before he was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain",
American author and humorist (1835-1910)
"Is it not grotesque when the representatives of an antiquated myth-sorcery, who believes in trinity, angels, devils, hell, virgin-birth, bodily Ascension, makingof water into wine, wine to blood, - when they want to impress us with their "science"? "
Karlheinz Deschner, German writer (1924- )
On the Trinity:
"For a "monotheistic" religion it should be sufficient with three gods."
"What is there to be said about a Church which certainly promises its believers eternal salvation, but at the same time condemns the non-believers, all thosewho think differently, to an eternal torment in hell? - If that Church absolutely must talk about love, then it should do so very quietly."
Arnulf Øverland, Norwegian poet
and writer (1889-1968)
Religion is an insult to human dignity.
With or without it you would have
good people doing good things
and evil people doing evil things.
But for good people to do evil things,
Everyone Is Entitled To Their Own Opinion's,
But Not Their Own Facts.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."