like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
A cult becomes a religion when it stops killing its members and starts killing non-members.
A religious conservative is a fanatic about a dead radical.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
All the human beings I met were either sure that there would be no afterlife or else that they would get preferential treatment in the hereafter.
Philip José Farmer (1918-2009)
Anyone who can turn water into wine is bound to have a following.
Avoid like the plague any clergymen who are also businessmen.
Negotiatorem clericum, et ex inope divitem, ex ignobili gloriosum quasi quandam pestem fuge.
Jerome of Stridon (c.347-420)
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
Jules Feiffer (1929- )
I stopped believing in god the day I saw lightning rods in the Vatican.
I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, benzedrine or a bottle of Jack Daniel's.
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
If there is a god watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
It is characteristic of theistic 'tolerance' that no one really cares what the people believe in, just so they believe or pretend to believe.
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told; religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered, but religion is answers that may never be questioned.
The Bible was written by the same people who said the Earth was flat.
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.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
اِثْنَانِ أَهْلُ الْأَرْضِ ذُو عَقْلٍ بِلَا دِينٍ وَآخَرُ دَيِّنٌ لَا عَقْلَ لَهُ
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in; some of us just go one god further.
Richard Dawkins (1941- )
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
When the Europeans arrived, we had the land and they had the Bible. We closed our eyes to pray and when we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.
Desmond Tutu (1931-2021)
When we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us, we're said to be schizophrenic.
Jane Wagner (1935- )