Today's Quote

Saturday, February 23, 2008

atheist quotes

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence
- Christopher Hitchens

Absence of evidence is evidence of absence
- Infinity0

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
- Unknown

Everyone starts outs being an atheist. No one is born with belief in anything.
-Andy Rooney

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.
- Voltaire

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.
-Thomas Jefferson

I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, or of a god.
Thomas Edison

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.
- Unknown

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
- Voltaire

An idea does not gain truth as it gains followers.
-Amanda Blom

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.
-Taslima Nasrin

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.
-Gustaf Lindborg

Every man thinks god is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
-Jean Anouilh

Organized religion is a sham and crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.
-Jesse Ventura

Fear is the mother of all gods. Nature does all things spontaneously by herself without their meddling.
- Lucretius

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.
-James Madison

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.
-Richard Dawkins

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.
-Richard Dawkins

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful .
- Seneca

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quite.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
-Thomas Paine

Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
-Blaise Pascal

All religions have been made by men.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

gods always behave like the people who created them.
-Zora Hurston

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
-Benjamin Franklin

"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.
-Benjamin Disraeli

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.
-Carl Sagan

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.
-Thoman Jefferson

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
-Sigmund Freud

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.
-Carl Sagan

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.
-Sigmund Freud.

Faith is the determination to remain ignorant in the face of all evidence that you are ignorant.
-Shaun Mason

The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.
-Robert Ingersoll

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.
-Thoman Pain

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.
-Edward Abbey

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
-Benjamin Franklin

Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
-Arthur Schopenhauer

It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of religion that we shall discover truth, reason and morality.
-Baron D'Holbach

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil? [Epicurus]

Monday, October 22, 2007

change the world

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

I think it wouldbe a good idea

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born at Porbandar, Kathiawad,India on this day in 1869. From his early career in law tohis assassination while preparing to pray in 1948 the Mahatma(Sanskrit for "great soul") preached nonviolence, and to thesurprise and consternation of the South African and colonialIndian governments he changed his world.

Once asked what hethought of Western civilization he replied, "I think it wouldbe a good idea."

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Father's Day Quotes

The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their
children to be a credit to them.
- Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me
watch him do it.
- Clarence Buddinton Kelland

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

It's clear that most children suffer too much mother and too
little father.
- Gloria Steinem

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or
abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons
could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich, 1901 - 1992

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and
mother rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Friday, May 06, 2005

"The great province of Maabar* know too that it is trully the noblest and richest province in the whole world "
Marco Polo (AD 1200s)

*Maabar - Malabar - Kerala - India


"These Nairs rarely laugh.... They are born in noble families and are adept warriors. They come out with the sword on one hand and shield on the other. They are a proud and arrogant people .... - John Nieuhoff (1661)
John Nieuhoff was a 17th century European traveller