"Faith is the antithesis of proof." [NY State Supreme Court Justice Edward J. Greenfield, 1995]
"Ubi dubium ibi liberts (Where there is doubt, there is freedom)" -- Latin proverb
"The Declaration of Independence "was a denial, and the first denial of a nation, of the infamous dogma that God confers the right upon one man to govern others." [Robert G. Ingersoll, "Individuality"]
"The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstitions of the Christian religion." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we," -- George W. "Shrub" Bush Aug 5, 2004
"Ignorance of fact is not evidence of fiction"
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." The Wise Man Says it to the World.
"God not only plays dice. He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen." [Stephen Hawking]
"If we trust the author, either of the Gospel or of the early tradition, then even a non-saying may be historically illuminating about the primary Jesus: this was what a primary source, perhaps even a close one, thought that he meant. But how do we distinguish between what Jesus did mean, what an early close acquaintance thought that he meant and what later Christians claimed that he had said?" Robin Lane Fox, The Unauthorized Version, (New York: Vintage, 1993), p. 203.
"So you're offended. So fucking what?" -- Stephen Fry
"time is a precious thing, if you don't use it today, you can't use it tomorrow.." DON'T WASTE IT ON RELIGION..
"Fundamentalists are like the fir trees in German forests: they cannot stand alone, and are only stable when crowded together, branches locked with those of their brothers. That is why we must always fear them, because they will always hate us for our individualism." [Brent Yaciw, with inspirational regards to Jack M. Bickham]
And Jesus said unto them, "And whom do you say that I am?" They replied,"You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the ontological foundation of the context of our very selfhood revealed." And Jesus replied, "What?
"Immorality: The morality of those who are having a better time." [H.L. Mencken]
heresy he sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see he tries to tell me what i put inside of me he's got the answers to ease my curiosity he dreamed a god up and called it christianity your god is dead and no one cares if there is a hell i will see you there he flexed his muscles to keep his flock of sheep in line e made a virus that would kill off the swine his perfect kingdom of killing, suffering and pain demands devotion atrocities done in his name your god is dead and no one cares drowning in his own hypocrisy and if there is a hell i will see you there burning with your god in humility will you die for this? [Nine Inch Nails, from "The Downward Spiral," lyrics by Trent Reznor]
"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." -- Isaac Asimov
"And worrying is less work than doing something to fix the worry. This is especially true if we're careful to pick the biggest possible problems to worry about. Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody want to help Mom do the dishes." -- P.J. O'Rourke All The Troubles in the World
"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently." [Nietzsche "The Dawn" (1881)]
"The priest is the personification of falsehood." [Guiseppi Garibaldi]
"Were I to be of the opinion that there was a God, and that that God was of the Christian ilk, it would be morally impossible to choose to be with a God who imposes unending torment on some people. To do so is to be complicit in their torture and as responsible for it as the one who imposes it. It'd be like knowing about Auschwitz yet continuing to support Hitler. If there is a Heaven, it's for those that can stomach it."