Quotes

“If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced.”
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

“There are no creeds in mathematics.”
— Peter F. Drucker

“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
— Voltaire

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
— Carl Sagan

“If it turns out that there is a God, I don’t think that he’s evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.”
— Woody Allen

“Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.”
— Clarence Darrow

“I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose.”
— Clarence Darrow

“One man’s religion is another man’s belly laugh.”
— Robert A. Heinlein

“A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.”
— James Feibleman

“My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image to be servants of their human interests.”
— George Santayana

“That ideal which men and women commonly worship is what is in themselves; every person projects his or her own ideal on the outside world and kneels before it. That is why we find that men who are cruel and blood-thirsty conceive of a bloodthirsty God, because they can only love their own highest ideal. That is why good men have a very high ideal of God, and their ideal is indeed so very different from that of others.”
— Swami Vivekananda

“I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up . . . they have no holidays.”
— Henny Youngman

“The gods offer no rewards for intellect. There was never one yet that showed any interest in it.”
— Mark Twain

“Blasphemy? No, it is not blasphemy. If God is as vast as that, he is above blasphemy; if He is as little as that, He is beneath it.”
— Mark Twain

“Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion –- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.”
— Mark Twain

“No amount of belief makes something a fact.”
— James Randi

“The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women’s emancipation.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Suppose we’ve chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we’re just making him madder and madder.”
— Homer Simpson

“Modest doubt is call’d the beacon of the wise.”
— William Shakespeare

“Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?”
— Robert Green Ingersoll

“When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.”
— Pearl S. Buck

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”
— Delos B. McKown

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both natural and spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.”
— Albert Einstein

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
— Blaise Pascal

“Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.”
— Don Hirschberg

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
— Jonathan Swift

“The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.”
— Richard Francis Burton

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.”
— Demosthenes

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