Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
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.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
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.
It was the schoolboy who said, ""Faith is believing what you know ain't so.""
For good people to do evil things, it takes religion.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
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.
Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state'... is absolutely essential in a free society.
The God of the Old testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction...
There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher - the priest.
But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.
Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.
All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
Prayer is of no avail. The lightning falls on the just and the unjust in accordance with natural laws.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
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