What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence
- Christopher Hitchens
Absence of evidence is evidence of absence
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike
- Delos McKown
Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky
- George Carlin
Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; Give him a religion, and he will starve to death while praying for a fish
Everyone starts outs being an atheist. No one is born with belief in anything.
Religion does three things quite effectively: divides people, controls people, deludes people.
- Carlespie McKinney
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense .
- Chapman Cohen
By Simple common sense, I do not believe in god
- Charlie Chaplin
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails fo the last priest.
- Denis Diderot
All thinking men are atheists.
- Ernest Hemingway
There are two classes of men: Intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence
- Abu Ala Al-Ma'arri
Faith means not wanting to know what is true
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but i reject them all .
- Gene Roddenberry
A man full of faith is simply one who has lost the capacity for clear and realistic thought
- Henry Mencken
Atheism is the voice of a few intelligent people.
Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we are just making him madder .
- Homer Simpson
Prayer has no place in public school, just like facts have no place in organized religion.
- Superintendent Charlmers
Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in you church.
Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, or of a god.
All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance and ferocity.
- Baron D'Holbach
People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
An idea does not gain truth as it gains followers.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
- Karl Marx
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
- Tom Robbins
The first requisite of the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
- Karl Marx
Religion is against women's right. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.
The bible and church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth C.Stanton
To no form of religion is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom.
-Susan B Anthony
I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
- Frederick Douglass
The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.
Every man thinks god is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Organized religion is a sham and crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.
Fear is the mother of all gods. Nature does all things spontaneously by herself without their meddling.
This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it.
- John Adams
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.
The time appears to me to have come when it is the duty of all to make their dissent from religion known.
- John Stuart Mill
Faith is believing something you know ain't true.
- Mark Twain
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful .
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quite.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
All religions have been made by men.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
gods always behave like the people who created them.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
"If ignorance of Nature gave birth to gods, then knowledge of Nature is calculated to destroy them."
- Baron D'Holbach
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
You believe in a book that has sticks turning into snakes, and you say we are the ones that need help?
- Dan Barker
You can't convince a believer of anything; their belief is not based on evidence but a deep-seated need to believe.
I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.
- James Buchanan
Religious leaders will always avail themselves of public ignorance for their own purpose.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Believing in gods always causes confusion.
-Pearl S. Buck
It is better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however reassuring.
The most heinous crimes have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
- Mark Twain
For much of history, religion may have been a necessary evil, but why has it been more evil than necessary?
-Arthur C . Clarke
It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
- Ilka Chase
Religion belonged to the infancy of humanity . Now that humanity had come of age, it should be left behind.
Faith is the determination to remain ignorant in the face of all evidence that you are ignorant.
The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.
The greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called religion.
- Thomas Paine
Whatever we cannot easily understand we call god; this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues.
- Edward Abbey
All natural institutions of churches, appear to me human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts
Doctrines like Christanity or Islam or Marxism require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of religion that we shall discover truth, reason and morality.