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Top 80 Short Quotes on Reason and Religion

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Surely you do not believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof? What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. Absence of evidence is evidence of absence. The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. Religion has actually covinced people that there's an invisible man in the sky. Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; Give him a religion and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish. Everyone starts out being an atheist. No one is born with belief in anything. Religion does three things quite effectively: divides people, controls people, deludes people. Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. By simple common sense I do not belive in god. Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. All thinking men are atheists. There are two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. Religion is just mind control. A man full of faith is simply one who has lost the capacity for clear and realistic thought. Atheism is the voice of a few intelligent people. Suppose we've chosen the wrong god. Every time we go to church we're just making him madder. Prayer has no place in public school, just like facts have no place in organized religion. Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church. Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, or of a god. All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance, and ferocity. People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs. Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. Two hands working can do more thousand clasped in prayer. Nothing can be more than contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. I'm not an 'atheist'. How can you not beieve in something that does not exist? An idea does not gain truth as it gains followers. Religion is the opium of the masses. Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. The first requisite of the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. Religion is against women's rights and freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions. The bible and church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancripation. To no from of religoin is woman indebted for one impulse of freedom. I prayed for foreedom twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail. Every man thinks god is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is. Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. Fear is the mother of all gods. Nature does all things spontaneously by herself without their meddling. This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it. Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise. The time appears to me to have come when it is the duty of all to make their dissent from religion known. Faith is believing something you know ain't true. All religions are pieced together out of elements which seem so at odds with reason that any intelligence laughs at them. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and care more for teachers. Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need and evaluate evidence. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions. All religions have been made by men. Gods always behave like the people who created them. Lighthouses are more helpful than churches. If ignorance of nature gave birth to the gods, them knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them. Where knowledge ends, religion begins. You believe in a book that has sticks turning into snakes, and you say we are the ones that need help? You can't convince a believer of anything; their belief is not based on evidence but a deep-seated need to believe. I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion. Religious leaders will always avail themselves of pubic ignorance for their purpose. Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instictual desires. Believing in gods always causes confusion. It is better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however reassuring. The most heinous crimes have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble moives. A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. For much of history, religion may have been a necessary evil, but why has it been more evil than necessary? It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty. Religion belonged to the infancy of humanity. Now that humanity had come of age, it should be left bedind. Faith is the determination to remain ignorant in the face of all evidence that you are ignorant. The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. The greatest mseries that have afflicted human race have had their origin in this thing called religion. Whatever we cannot easily understand we call god; this saves much wear and tear on the brain tissues. All natural institutions of churches, appear to me human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind. When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. Doctrines like Christianity, Islam or Marxism require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions. They way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine. It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of religion that we shall discover truth, reason, and morality.

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Posted by: davidd on May 10, 2011

Top 80 Short Quotes on Reason and Religion

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