-"When he that speaks, and he to whom he speaks, neither of them understand what is meant, that is metaphysics."
-"You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason." -"All good Christians glory in the folly of the Cross. Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." -"What can we say to a man who tells you that he would rather obey God than men, and that therefore he is sure to go to heaven for butchering you? Even the law is impotent against these attacks of rage; it is like reading a court decree to a raving maniac. These fellows are certain that the holy spirit with which they are filled is above the law, that their enthusiasm is the only law that they must obey." -"The first priest was the first rogue who met the first fool." -"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." -"The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoning." -"The man who says to me, 'Believe as I do, or God will damn you,' will presently say, 'Believe as I do, or I shall assassinate you." -"Which is more dangerous: fanaticism or atheism? Fanaticism is certainly a thousand times more deadly; for atheism inspires no bloody passion whereas fanaticism does; atheism is opposed to crime and fanaticism causes crimes to be committed." -"Jesus Christ: A name that once upon a time was taken by God when he went to make a short sojourn in Judea, where, failing to declare his right name ...he was hanged.... Had it not been for this lucky turn..., the human race had been lost." -"Atheist: A name given by theologians to whoever differs from them in their ideas concerning the divinity, or who refuses to believe in it in the form of which, in the emptiness of their infallible pates, they have resolved to present it to him. As a rule an Atheist is any or every man who does not believe in the God of the Priest." -"Christians have been the most intolerant of all men." -"Christianity: A religious system attributed to Jesus Christ, but really invented by Plato, improved by St. Paul, and finally revised and corrected by the Fathers, the councils, and other interpreters of the Church. Since the foundation of this sublime creed, mankind has become better, wiser, and happier than before. From that blessed epoch the world was forever freed from all strife, dissensions, troubles, vices, and evils of every kind; an invincible proof that Christianity is divine, and that it is to be possessed of the very devil himself to dare to commit such a creed or doubt its origin." -"Would you believe that while the flames were consuming these innocent victims, the inquisitors and the other savages were chanting prayers? These pitiless monsters were invoking the God of mercy...While committing the most atrocious crime." VOLTAIRE
I like this one, it really hits home. "Which is more dangerous: fanaticism or atheism? Fanaticism is certainly a thousand times more deadly; for atheism inspires no bloody passion whereas fanaticism does; atheism is opposed to crime and fanaticism causes crimes to be committed." Maybe I should do a picture with this. Thanks for sharing ^^
Try to read it again, "atheism inspires no bloody passion" which is true, Stalin didn't go kill people because of his atheism, to make things even more interesting, Stalin pretty much asserted himself as a God of Russia. however, religious people use their God and Bible to commit horrible crimes against humanity.
"which religion inspires crime?" uhm... are you trying to say that the non-believe in a God is a religion? is so; then you're a fucking retard ^_^ -with love from an Agnostic
"Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color."
Yes, I like this one, too. Also the last one is extraordinary good, in my opinion.
-"Surely the ass who invented the first religion ought to be the first ass damned" - Mark Twain -"All thinking men are atheists." - Ernest Hemmingway -"Without religion, we'd have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." Stephen Weinburg -"And 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 Minerve in the brain of Jupiter." Thomas Jefferson -"I do not believe any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States." - Thomas Alva Edison -"Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! More men have died in their sins, judged by your orthodox creeds, than there are leaves in all the forests in the wide world ten thousand times over. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! I denounce this doctrine as the most infamous of lies." - Robert G. Ingersoll -"If God has spoken, why is the world not convinced?" - Percy Bysshe Shelley