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Atheism quotes
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:01:50 PM »
Stephen Roberts -- I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours


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


George Bernard Shaw -- The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one



Steven Weinberg -- 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.


Carl Sagan -- You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe.


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

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »
H. L. Mencken - "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."

Blaise Pascal - "Men never commit evil so fully and joyfuly as when they do it for religious convictions"

Ferdinand Magellan - "The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church."

George Bernard Shaw - "No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." -

Napoleon Bonaparte - "Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
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Re: Atheism quotes
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:03:04 PM »

I'm not an atheist, but there is a lot of truth in all these quotes.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 06:52:29 PM »
I like the one about the imaginary friend. It is so true. I personally can't believe that religious people don't see what their doing as exactly this.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 10:22:05 PM »
There a lot of truth in those quotes, especially "You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend." How true that is! Religious people can't deny that!

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 03:11:50 AM »
Steven Weinberg does say it well when he said that for good people to do evil things, that will take religion. When a person misinterprets the teachings of his religion, he will become evil and will do evil things like what some terrorists are doing in the name of religion. They don't realize that they are being used by others to do their bidding. God doesn't condone murder but these terrorists were led to believe that murdering the infidels will pave the way for them to Heaven.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 05:37:56 AM »
"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

"If we go back to the beginning, we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm and deceit adorned them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them; and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests. If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods; then knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them." ~Baron d'Holbach

"Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time." ~Bertrand Russel

"Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature." ~Carl Sagan

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 06:01:18 PM »
People like to point the finger at religion, myself included at times, but the truth is it is all the ego at work. Scientists have done plenty of cruel, and stupid things in the name of science. Example: They made WWII Hiroshima and Nagasaki possible. As with religion science has also done much good. Whatever the path the important thing is what is in our heart.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 10:45:18 PM »
People like to point the finger at religion, myself included at times, but the truth is it is all the ego at work. Scientists have done plenty of cruel, and stupid things in the name of science. Example: They made WWII Hiroshima and Nagasaki possible. As with religion science has also done much good. Whatever the path the important thing is what is in our heart.

Agreed. Humans do evil things to each other that have nothing to do with religion. Jealousy, envy, greed and fear lead humans to do unspeakable things, not just religion.

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Re: Atheism quotes
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 01:16:26 AM »
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The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.

 - Albert Einstein

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Re: Atheism quotes
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 09:43:02 AM »
"If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!"

-Clark Adams

"The world holds two classes of men -- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence."

-Douglas Adams


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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 02:10:55 PM »
"If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!"

-Clark Adams

I like this one, I wish I knew it before. I've once participated in a discussion whether atheism is a religion or not and most of the people there was trying to convince me that even if I don't believe in a god I still believe in something and believing is part of religion. So in some ways I'm religious I guess - at least according to those people. To me not believing is just not believing.

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Re: Atheism quotes
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 10:19:52 PM »
There a lot of truth in those quotes, especially "You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend." How true that is! Religious people can't deny that!

For what it's worth...the comedian who stated that quote killed himself a few years back.  He may have not believed in God but he made sure that if there was they would be meeting very quickly...seems like some people maybe need religion more than they let on.

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Re: Atheism quotes
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 11:00:47 PM »
It would be interesting to know what would have happened had religion or theism in general never existed. I tend to think that we would have destroyed ourselves a long time ago, but that's of course just speculation.
Namaste


 

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