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					We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we
respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H. L. Mencken

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social
ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be
restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people
doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to
suspect that my own is also.
Mark Twain

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

“You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.”
Richard Jeni

Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a
second one.
Richard Dawkins

Jesus' last words on the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" hardly
seem like the words of a man who planned it that way. It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to
figure there is something wrong here.
Donald Morgan

The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.
Gustaf Lindborg

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the
rulers as useful."
Seneca the Younger 4 B.C. - 65 A.D.

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist
believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for
involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty
vanished, war eliminated...
Justin Brown

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...
George Carlin

"There are no atheists in foxholes," isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument
against foxholes.
James Morrow

You keep believing
I'll keep evolving
Bumper Sticker

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, & the soul of
soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes
Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

"Faith" means not wanting to know what is true.
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Faith is to the human what sand is to the ostrich."

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely
crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every
opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he
must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear...
Thomas Jefferson

History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god.
Giulian Buzila

In Christianity, neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Prayers never bring anything... They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant,
the aboriginal, and the lazy - but to the enlightened, it is the same as asking Santa Claus
to bring you something for Xmas.
W.C. Fields

Stop lying to children
Break the cycle of religion
Bumper Sticker

If all exclusive religions are right and everyone else is wrong, isn't everyone just wrong?

Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
John Adams

If triangles had a god, He would have three sides.

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

God made me an atheist.

Born right the first time
Bumper Sticker

If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!
Clark Adams

I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him.
Bob Snuka

You don't count the dead, when god's on your side.
Bob Dylan

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Aldous Huxley

God is like Santa Claus; A great, amazing and lovely person but sadly untrue.
Mimoun Raddahi

Religion is a limitation on your freedom.
Mimoun Raddahi

If atheism is a religion, then not playing cards is a hobby.

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

"When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome
Sigmund Freud

The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass-delusions of this kind. No one,
needless to say, who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such.
Sigmund Freud
Civilization and Its Discontents

My religion is to do good.
Thomas Paine

"Children are naïve -- they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child
anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble."
Frank Zappa

"I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind--that its modest
and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by
the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking."
H.L. Mencken

"God is a concept by which we measure our pain."
John Lennon

What have been [Christianity’s] fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in
the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and
James Madison

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis."
Sigmund Freud
The Future of an Illusion, 1927

Religion is a lot like NASCAR, something for the ignorant masses to believe in.
Haywood Newkirk
A few years ago we finally persuaded psychiatrists to remove homosexuality from the list
of recognized disorders. Maybe it's time we started lobbying them to add belief in God to
the list.
H.L. Mencken

As stated many times: "Those whom have faith are happier then those without." Of
course this is true! Have you never heard..." ignorance is bliss?"
Patrick Timothy Kirk

“The church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
Doug McLeod

The United States is a Christian nation founded upon Christian principles and beliefs.
                                             George W Bush, 43rd President
The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
                                             John Adams, 2nd US President

“Imagine no religion.”
                                              John Lennon