Tuesday, August 26, 2008

101 Atheist Quotes

The quotes below come from 101 Atheist Quotes over at The Best Article Every day. These are actually from the bottom of the list, but I don't think the list is in order from best to not-the-best, so no big deal.

Some of these are quite good, and others a little mean-spirited.
  1. No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. - Annie Wood Besant
  2. I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. - Mike Fuhrman
  3. Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. - Frater Ravus
  4. Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have. - Penn Jillette
  5. Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power but absolute power is corrupt only in the hands of the absolutely faithful. - Anonymous
  6. Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. - Chapman Cohen
  7. The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. - Robert G. Ingersoll
  8. When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. - Robert Pirsig
  9. I wonder who got the shit job of scouring the planet for the 15000 species of butterfly or the 8800 species of ant they eventually took on board Noah’s Ark. But at least we got that magical rainbow for all their trouble. - Azura Skye
  10. I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. - Anonymous
  11. Man has always required an explanation for all of those things in the world he did not understand. If an explanation was not available, he created one. - Jim Crawford
  12. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins
  13. What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution. - James Madison
  14. The characters and events depicted in the damn bible are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. - Penn and Teller
  15. If god is the alpha and the omega. The begining and the end, knows what has passed and what is to come, like it states in the bible, why do people pray and think it will make any difference. - Mark Fairclough
  16. The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction. - Anonymous
  17. Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx
  18. If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can’t we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? - Ryan Hanson
  19. If we expect God to subscribe to one religion at the exclusion of all the others, then we should expect damnation as a matter of chance. This should give Christians pause when expounding their religious beliefs, but it does not. - Sam Harris
  20. Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death. - Anonymous
  21. Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. - Ronnie Snow
  22. I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever. - Daniel Boorstin
  23. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake… Religion is all bunk. - Thomas Edison
  24. Fundamentalism, of any type, due to its prerequisite lack of intelligent thought, could prove to be the worst weapon of mass destruction, of all. - David J. Constable
  25. To really be free, You need to be free in the mind. - Alexander Loutsis
  26. Most religions prophecy the end of the world and then consistently work together to ensure that these prophecies come true. - Anonymous
  27. Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway. - Anonymous
  28. Religion is like a virus that affects the behaviour of its host in such a way as to propagate itself further. - Jack Pritchard
  29. Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. - Anonymous
  30. Today’s religion will be the future’s mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. - Steven Crocker
  31. The Bible - A Fairytale book of rules brainwashing millions. Obliviously used to help create war, kill, hate, judge and discriminate. - Anonymous
  32. Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? - Douglas Adams
Go read the whole list.

1 comment:

Mike Lopez said...

Thanks for posting these! Feels like I've attended church already. LOL. :)

Atheism rocks - all the time!