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2860 "One Galileo in two thousand years is enough." [Pope Pius XII]

3317 "Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated." [Voltaire]

1557 "Faith in God necessarily implies a lack of faith in humanity." Barbara G. Walker, "" (1993, Women Without Superstition ed. Annie Laurie Gaylor, Madison, WI: FFRF, 1997), p.

2717 "A Mormon is a man that has the bad taste and the religion to do what a good many other people are restrained from doing by conscientious scruples and the police." Mr. Dooley]

2108 "...Jesus was not as peaceful as commonly believed, and that his actual teachings did not represent a fundamental break with the tradition of Jewish military messianism. A strong pro-zealot-bandit and anti-Roman bias probably pervaded his original ministry. The decisive break with the Jewish messianic tradition probably came about only after the fall of Jerusalem, when the original politico-military components in Jesus' teachings were purged by Jewish Christians living in Rome and other cities of the empire as an adaptive response to the Roman victory." [Marvin Harris, anthropologist, _Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches_]

3206 "Would raise a glass of champagne, but I don't drink... won't thank the great Mojo since I'm an atheist. But there's always chocolate." [J. Michael Straczynski]

696 "Al Capone went to church every Sunday."

83 "The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." -- Sir William Osler

429 "The Bible contains some of the most sublime passages in English literature, but is also full of contradictions, inconsistencies, and absurdities." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

1209 "Explaining the unknown by means of the unobservable is always a perilous business."

860 "A problem is an opportunity to do your best." -- Duke Ellington

751 "Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck." --Thomas Jefferson

1864 nullifidian n. & a. (Person) having no religious faith or belief, [f. med. L nullifidius fr L nullus none + fides faith; see IAN]

2579 "If Jesus was a Jew, why did he have a Spanish name?" [Bill Maher on "Politically Incorrect"]

1312 "I have an Easter challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born." Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist (Madison, WI: FFRF, 1992), p. 178.

3188 "By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God..." [Gloria Steinem, Saturday Review of Education, March 1973]

550 "Dad, what does "FORMATTING DRIVE C: 90% DONE" mean?"

2951 "Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother's side." [Stanley Ralph Ross]

154 "So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake.... Religion is all bunk." -- Thomas Alva Edison

119 "I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes, but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent." -- Arthur C. Clarke


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