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10/11/2009                                                                                       View Comments

Best Short Atheist Quotes - Atheism & Religion


"Top 80 Best Short Atheist Quotes About Atheism & Religion" by TranceDevotee (his account is suspended).

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"If atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!" (Clark Adams)

"The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history." (Noam Chomsky)

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

"When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it." (Oscar Wilde)

"Science with religion is lame; religion without science is blind. Science without religion is useful; religion with science is useless." (Albert Einstein)

"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion." (Edmond & Jules de Goncourt)

"The real oppressor, enslaver, and corrupter of the people is the Bible. [...] If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane." (Robert Green Ingersoll)

"All Bibles are man-made. [...] 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." (Thomas Edison)

"The prayer of the agnostic: "O God, if there is a God, save my soul if I have a soul." (Ernest Renan)

"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." (Stephen Roberts)

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality." (George Bernard Shaw)

"I'm a born-again atheist." (Gore Vidal)

"All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science." (Matthew Arnold)

"Not by accident, you may be sure, do the Christian Scriptures make the father of knowledge a serpent - slimy, sneaking and abominable." (Henry Louis Mencken)

"What was it that Adam ate that he wasn't supposed to eat? It wasn't just an apple. It was the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The subtle message? 'Get smart and I'll fuck you over' sayeth the Lord. God is the smartest, and he doesn't want any Competition. Is this not an absolutely anti-intellectual religion?" (Frank Zappa)

"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis." [To Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God] (Pierre Laplace)

"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." (Douglas Adams)

"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion." (Steven Weinberg)

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