Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Great Quotes on Religion

1. 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. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. – George Bernard Shaw
2. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. – Friedrich Nietzsche
3. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright
4. 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. – Gene Roddenberry
5. To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov
6. A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
7. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca the Younger
8. Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. – Anonymous
9. Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. – Woody Allen
10. If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. – Isaac Asimov
11. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. – Edward Abbey
12. 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. – Steven Weinberg
13. I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. – Doug McLeod
14. The world holds two classes of men – intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. – Abu’l‐Ala al Ma’arri
15. Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? – Anonymous
16. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. – Susan B. Anthony
17. The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. – Delos B. McKown
18. Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. – Anonymous
19. Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. – Francis Bacon
20. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. – Richard Dawkins
21. A God who kept tinkering with the universe was absurd; a God who interfered with human freedom and creativity was tyrant. If God is seen as a self in a world of his own, an ego that relates to a thought, a cause separate from its effect. he becomes a being, not Being itself. An omnipotent, all‐knowing tyrant is not so different from earthly dictators who make everything and everybody mere cogs in the machine which they controlled. An atheism that rejects such a God is amply justified. – Karen Armstrong
22. It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. – Ludwig Feuerbach
23. People ask me what I think about that woman priest thing. What, a woman priest? Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to. – Bill Hicks
24. All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. – Matthew Arnold
25. Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence. – Anonymous
26. Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one. – Richard Dawkins
27. What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. – Christopher Hitchens
28. In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. – Friedrich Nietzsche
29. It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. – George W. Foote
30. On the first day, man created God. – Anonymous
31. 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
32. You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. – Richard A. Weatherwax
33. What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you. – Steve Buscemi (From the movie “The Island”)
34. As far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don’t know, 50,000,000 years of that I’d start to get a little bored. – Rick Reynolds
35. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. – Anonymous
36. Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. – Don Hirschberg
37. God should be executed for crimes against humanity. – Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez
38. To say that atheism requires faith is as dim-witted as saying that disbelief in pixies or leprechauns takes faith. Even if Einstein himself told me there was an elf on my shoulder, I would still ask for proof and I wouldn’t be wrong to ask. – Geoff Mather
39. I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. – Mark Twain
40. Of all religions the Christian is without doubt the one which should inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men. – Voltaire
41. And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. – Bertrand Russell
42. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? – Epicurus
43. I’m a polyatheist – there are many gods I don’t believe in. – Dan Fouts
44. If it turns out that there is a God, I don’t think that he’s evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever. – Woody Allen
45. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. – David Stevens
46. Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. – Robert A Heinlein
47. I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing. – Douglas Adams
48. It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. – Mark Twain
49. He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave. – William Drummond
50. Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. – Steven Colbert
51. Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? – Friedrich Nietzsche
52. Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. – Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney
53. Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea. – Anonymous
54. When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. – Sigmund Freud
55. They felt that science would be corrosive to religious belief and they were worried about it. Damn it, I think they were right. It is corrosive to religious belief and it’s a good thing. – Steven Weinberg
56. Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains. – Robert G. Ingersoll
57. History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god. – Giulian Buzila
58. Atheism is a non-prophet organization. – George Carlin
59. We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. – Richard Dawkins
60. A believer states everything must have a creator but fail to say how he was created. – Anonymous
61. “There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes. – James Morrow
62. People will then often say, ‘But surely it’s better to remain an Agnostic just in case?’ This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I’ve been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.) – Douglas Adams
63. Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. – Isaac Asimov
64. If all the Christians who have called other Christians “not really a Christian” were to vanish, there’d be no Christians left. – Anonymous
65. An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. – John Buchan
66. Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people. – David Viaene
67. If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. – Alexandre Dumas
68. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. – Sam Harris
69. I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose – Clarence Darrow
70. No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. – Annie Wood Besant
71. I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. – Mike Fuhrman
72. Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. – Frater Ravus
73. Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have. – Penn Jillette
74. Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power but absolute power is corrupt only in the hands of the absolutely faithful. – Anonymous
75. Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. – Chapman Cohen
76. The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. – Robert G. Ingersoll
77. When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. – Robert Pirsig
78. I wonder who got the shit job of scouring the planet for the 15000 species of butterfly or the 8800 species of ant they eventually took on board Noah’s Ark. But at least we got that magical rainbow for all their trouble. – Azura Skye
79. I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. – Anonymous
80. Man has always required an explanation for all of those things in the world he did not understand. If an explanation was not available, he created one. – Jim Crawford
81. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. – Richard Dawkins
82. What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution. – James Madison
83. The characters and events depicted in the damn bible are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. – Penn and Teller
84. If god is the alpha and the omega. The begining and the end, knows what has passed and what is to come, like it states in the bible, why do people pray and think it will make any difference. – Mark Fairclough
85. The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction. – Anonymous
86. Religion is the opiate of the masses. – Karl Marx
87. If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can’t we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? – Ryan Hanson
88. If we expect God to subscribe to one religion at the exclusion of all the others, then we should expect damnation as a matter of chance. This should give Christians pause when expounding their religious beliefs, but it does not. – Sam Harris
89. Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death. – Anonymous
90. Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. – Ronnie Snow
91. I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever. – Daniel Boorstin
92. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake… Religion is all bunk. – Thomas Edison
93. Fundamentalism, of any type, due to its prerequisite lack of intelligent thought, could prove to be the worst weapon of mass destruction, of all. – David J. Constable
94. To really be free, You need to be free in the mind. – Alexander Loutsis
95. Most religions prophecy the end of the world and then consistently work together to ensure that these prophecies come true. – Anonymous
96. Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway. – Anonymous
97. Religion is like a virus that affects the behaviour of its host in such a way as to propagate itself further. – Jack Pritchard
98. Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. – Anonymous
99. Today’s religion will be the future’s mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. – Steven Crocker
100. The Bible – A Fairytale book of rules brainwashing millions. Obliviously used to help create war, kill, hate, judge and discriminate. – Anonymous
101. 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? – Douglas Adams


dmarks said...

Great to include Karl Marx there. How about some good quotes from Mao, Stalin, and others? Thanks to the ideas of these three and others of similar view, the Atheist faith has proven to be more deadly, closed-minded, and destructive than any other faith.

p.s. Frank Lloyd Wright was theistic, and quite devout.

Toad734 said...

Wait, you just called atheists closed minded?? Really? Not Christians, Jews or Muslims but Atheists?? That is about as funny and ironic statement I have ever heard from you.

So with thousands of pages of history, science and evidence that the Earth was not created as the Bible states, you still think its 10k years old and started off with 2 naked people in a garden no one can find?? You still believe that Noah lived on an Ark, because the entire planet was covered with water, and he later took the komodo dragon back to Indonesia, the Kangaroos back to Australia, the Penguins back to the south pole, the Polar Bears back to Antarctica, and the Bison back to N. America?? Or can the Kangaroos swim?? Wow, then Noah was the first to discover America?? Wow?

Do you really want to go there??

Here's a list of people who weren't Atheists:
98% of the US prison population
Adolf Hitler
Osama Bin Laden
Jim Jones
David Koresh
Agusto Pinochet
Pope Alexander IV
Saddam Hussein
Hernan Cortez
Oliver Cromwell
Sultan Abdul Hamid II
Baruch Goldstein
Al Capone
Charles Whitman
Eric Rudolph
Mitchell Johnson
Andrew Golden
Slobodan Milosevic
Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson

Should I go on?

Not to mention both crusades and the inquisition which were both sanctioned by the church.

And here's why they did it:

"Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother."
– Isaiah, 9.19

"But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."
– Luke 19.27

"Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel." -Deuteronomy 17:12

"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." Leviticus 20:13

"Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed"- Exodus 22:19

"They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman." -2 Chronicles 15:12-13

"Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood." -Jeremiah 48:10

Again, I could go on....

dmarks said...

The death tolls of them don't add up to the toll great Atheist fauthful like Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Breznhev, Lenin, etc etc etc.

The atheist faith is far from a perfect religion, and its faithful are as capable of arrogance and atrocity as adherants of other religions.

Toad734 said...

Lets not forget that the people you were talking about weren't motivated by their religion or their religious beliefs as all the ones I have mentioned were. Pol pot didn't kill people because they weren't Atheists, he happened to be an Atheist and killed his political opponents of which some were and some weren't also Atheists. It wasn't in the name of their lack of theistic belief that they justified these atrocities. Same with Stalin and everyone else you mentioned.
Sure, maybe Pinochet didn't justify what he did based on his religious beliefs but Pope Alexander IV, Jim Jones, Cortez, Bin Laden, Eric Rudolph and even George Bush most certainly did.
If you can find me 2 murderers or tyrants that committed atrocities in the name of Atheism or because they were an Atheist or because the people they were killing weren't atheists, I would be shocked.

So thats the end of your list, I can keep adding to mine if you want and since Hitler and Stalin were about even in their body counts, no sane person can say that Atheists are responsible for more deaths that Monotheists.

So, you can add the Holy Roman Empire, the Witch trials of Salem,
the Colonization of all of the Americas of which, the South American part was condoned and ordered by the Church. Lets put Sudan on that list along with the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, Thirty year war, Knights Templar, Kosovo, etc.

First off, how many people was Lenin directly responsible for killing?? He had assassination attempts on him and a civil war that he responded to but there were atrocities on both sides.

I also remember him fighting against anti-semitism, guaranteeing womens rights and the right for them to divorce, decriminalizing homosexuality, providing electrical service, literacy and health care for the peasants in the country side, etc. Stuff no religious leader has ever advocated with maybe the exception of MLK.

Patrick M said...

Excellent list. I could probably nitpick examples of people who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground in the list, but the preponderance is wisdom.

BB-Idaho said...

The Enlightenment was delayed until they stopped burning thinkers at the stake...

Toad734 said...

Nice one BB

Theresa said...

Why so many quotes from others? Are you looking for evidence to quell the doubt within you?

Actually, all religion aside,the theory of intelligent design makes a whole lot more sense than the theory of evolution. You have evidence of intelligent design all around you. Cars and televisions and computers don't just appear - they are designed and created by an intelligent being. You can't just throw a bunch of wires and screws and plastic in a pile and expect that in 500 million years somehow a car will appear.

Maybe the intelligent being was some extraterrestrial race that colonized our planet or maybe it was God or Allah or whatever. But using your theories on why the biblical stories can't be true... If all life on earth just crawled out of a primordial soup, why are their mammals AND reptiles AND fish AND birds? Why do both mammals and reptiles and fish and birds have eyes and brains and bones and hearts? Did the creatures crawl out two by two, male and female, so they could reproduce and not be immediately extinct when the first generation died?

And why all the Christian bashing? Your failure to equally oppose Islam makes one wonder as I originally posited whether there is some unanswered rumbling in your heart that you are fighting with all your muster.

Good luck with that.

Toad734 said...

No, don't need any evidence, all good on my own, its just that sometimes someone else has already said it know, like the lords prayer or something.

Islam is just as retarded as christianity and almost as retarded as Judaism. Same stories, same God, different religion, same bullshit.

Intelligent design actually makes no sense. For one, nothing has been designed intelligently. Rabbits eat their own poop, humans have hemorrhoids, wisdom teeth, appendixes,etc... all shit we don't need and only slows us down. There is nothing intelligent about any of that. Not to mention cancer and other diseases. We are proof that there was no intelligence involved and that we are an imperfect being that just happened to make it in a very forgivable world.

The reason there are males and females is because the species that did have a male and female were able to multiply faster than the ones who didn't have a male and female and therefore, now dominate the planet. Its evolution and natural selection in its simplest form. If intelligent design is real then what intelligence was behind the DOdo bird?? Was that your god?? If so, he was a fucking idiot. A bird that cant fly or swim...ya theres an intelligent idea! If that is your god then he is an idiot and doesn't deserve to be worshiped.

theresa said...


You didn't answer my questions - because there are no answers. Rather, no one alive today knows the answers.

So you have chosen a "safe" argument. One you can't possibly "lose" because no one can "prove" you wrong. But you haven't "proven" you are right either.

Insisting that one theory among many is "the" correct theory is intelletually devoid. An intelligent creator wouldn't have to be perfect. And if we were created physiologically perfect, you could still get hemorrhoids by eating nothing but cheese and chocolate. But that is user error - not a design flaw.

I'm not trying to "prove" you wrong (I have the sense to know that's impossible.) - just pointing out that you can rant and rave all you want, drop the f-bomb like a scorned adolescent, but you haven't "proven" anything by doing so (other than your own closed mindedness).

BB-Idaho said...

Intelligent Design? Monty Python's
caricature of the familiar Anglican Hymn sort of addresses that:
"All things dull and ugly
all creatures sort and squat
all things rude and nasty
the Lord God made the lot." does biological science..

Toad734 said...

I said "NO", I don't need to quell the doubt but apparently you do. Its ok to question it, you are a better person to do so.

By the way, you know what wasn't intelligently designed?? A snow flake. With all its complexity and beauty, it wasn't designed by anything, it just happened. So yes, complex structures can just form without a creator. Sure, you can look at a car or a piece of art and know it was designed but using the same logic I would come to the same conclusion after looking at a snow flake.

Heres another great quote that isn't one here:

"Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it."

Not to talk about conditions of the ass too much but you are wrong, hemorrhoids, it is believed, are a result of humans walking upright. 4 legged animals don't get them, fish don't get them. If we were designed to walk upright, why would we have these side effects? Also, other animals are able to eat their meat raw...Why not us? That doesn't make any sense. You could argue that we aren't naturally supposed to eat meat or milk...from another infancy but I guess I am getting side tracked. But yet, the reason our brains evolved and homosapiens ended up being such a successful species is that our ancestors started eating mean, which has protein, which is brain food and therefor our brains evolved...we didn't start out that way, we evolved that way.

And actually, the consensus does say that a god or our "designer" is perfect. Ask any Christian, Jew or Muslim and he will tell you exactly that. And if there is a designer, who designed him? Your logic falls apart; that's how I know there doesn't have to be a designer because your logic states that everything has a designer, that would then have to apply to our "designer". Especially since our designer is so great and perfect and had the power to design and create us, he must have been designed by an even more perfect designer and so on...So you see, intelligent design makes 0 sense.

Intelligent design can't account for millions of years of fossil records clearly showing that species change and mutate and evolve. If they were so perfect (which some may be such as sharks and crocodiles which are found all over the world and have changed little over the last 100 million years or so) then why this change? Why did Ambulocetus stop walking on land and become a whale? Why do whales still have leg bones? These internal leg bones? There is no intelligence in that design whatsoever as they serve no purpose, much like our appendix.

I don't have proof there is no god but I have strong evidence to show how the Bible and other religious books and thus religions, are wrong and their explanation and history of the world is completely wrong. And thus, here are all my quotes about religion, not whether or not there is or isn't an all powerful, jealous, vengeful, sexist, racist, sky god who apparently either evolved himself or just appeared out of thin air to create us, tell us to follow him without ever leaving a trace of evidence as to his existence.

Susannah said...

And the point of all these quotables (most of whom aren't exactly known for their - ahem - exegetical prowess)...?

TOAD it seems a bit weak to base your anti-religion self-satisfaction on so many Anonymous voices & random thoughts of those who've never seriously approached the notion of faith or religion.

If I thought you were serious about actually examining & disproving faith/religion (esp. Christianity) instead of simply demeaning, degrading & condemning it, I'd suggest you study people like Thomas Merton, St. Augustine, C.S. Lewis & other scholars of their caliber.

In the absence of that kind of serious contemplation (which these quotes portend), posts like this are a splendid example of DMarks identified in his comment:
Atheist faith has proven to be more deadly, closed-minded, and destructive than any other faith.

After your drive-by comment @ my blog, another commenter said, "Man, what an angry dude."
Sadly for you, I completely agree.

Toad734 said...

I don't base my views on what these people say...Due to my beliefs, I found many of these quotes interesting and I agree with most of them and thought that many of these are profound questions and statements everyone should contemplate, regardless of the originator of the quote happens to be. Just because a quote didn't come from a famous author doesn't mean they are empty quotes.

If you read my older posts, this is not the first time I have brought up this discussion and it is a fairly common theme for me to discuss because lets be honest, most of the worlds problems, past and present, stem from people disagreeing because the other side prays to a different invisible man then they do.

And no, the closed religious mind, the fundamentalist mind is the one that is more closed and the most dangerous i.e. 9/11, Jonestown, etc...Acts that were committed in Gods name. The stuff about Stalin Dee refers to were not acts of Atheists for the cause of Atheism unlike the Crusades, 9/11, Armenian holocaust, Jonestown, Waco, etc.

I don't set out to disprove faith...Faith is very real, all too real and a huge scapegoat that is used every time logical evidence is presented to the closed minded religious zealot. I don't know how many conversations I have had with religious people who end the discussion with "You just don't have faith", or you just gotta have faith.

I have plenty of faith in things that have earned that faith. I have faith that the sun will go down at about 5:30 today and I have faith that it will return again at about 7am in the morning. There is empirical evidence there that has earned my faith. I have faith that when I go down to drive home today that my car will be there because I word in a relatively safe, crime free neighborhood and therefore get my keys in hand as I walk out the door. If I had no faith in that concept I wouldn't bother pulling my keys out before I could see my car. No one can disprove faith or disprove God (nor can they prove God and no, faith isn't proof) but you can disprove the written words of a faith and you can prove things such as gravity, the earth being round, it revolving around the sun, evolution, etc. All of which directly contradicts what is written in the Bible by a supposedly all knowing, all powerful god. And it if wasn't, and the Bible was written my man, then why worship man and his rules?

You act as if I am stepping on your toes, religion has been stepping on the secular's toes since the day man decided there was a one true God.

So again, I invite you to name more than 2 atrocities that were carried out in the name of Atheism and lets compare that list to the atrocities that were carried out in the name of the "one true god".

Fire said...

I find it funny that there is so much debate about this being a post on proving something . . . come on people, it is just quotes on atheism. Some people just enjoy hearing witty remarks about religion (as i do) and the last thing i would guess by looking at this page is that it was put here to prove anything! There are some nice little gems in the line up, i commend the thread of quotes for that, but its not like this page was meant to be a thesis against religion. Just a collection of quotes on atheism, for us to enjoy! and i did.

dmarks said...

And they weren't even all quotes on atheism. The one from Wright being an example.