I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
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.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
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.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
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 blind-folded fear.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
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
If you gave [Jerry] Falwell an enema he could be buried in a matchbox.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them.
Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.
Forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.
Take the risk of thinking for yourself
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