1. “I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will – and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.”
    – Gene Roddenberry
  2. “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
    — Marcus Aurelius
  3. The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.
    -Clarence Darrow
  4. “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
    — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  5. “Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine they didn’t understand, why, there would be no end of divine things.”
  6. “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
    -Thomas Jefferson
  7. “If God exists, either he can do nothing to stop the most egregious calamities, or he does not care to. God, therefore is either impotent or evil.”
    – Sam Harris
  8. “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.”
    – Mark Twain
  9. “Modern theists might acknowledge that, when it comes to Baal and the Golden Calf, Thor and Wotan, Poseidon and Apollo, Mithras and Amon Ra, they are actually atheists. 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
  10. ” Politics has slain its thousands, but religion has slain its tens of thousands.”
    – Sean O’ Casey
  11. “Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.”
    – Oscar Wilde
  12. “Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man”
    – Thomas Jefferson
  13. “Lighthouses are more useful than churches”
    – Benjamin Franklin
  14. “The government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
    – George Washington and John Adams in a treaty to Tripoli
  15. “The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the old testament, three anti-human religions have evolved – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal – god is the omnipotent father – hence the loathing of women for 2000 years in those countries afflicted by the sky-god and his earthly male delegates.”
    — Gore Vidal
  16. “I do not believe in a personal god and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. I if something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it”
    — Albert Einstein
  17. “I don’t try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it”
    – Albert Einstein
  18. “It is an insult to God to believe in God. For on the one hand it is to suppose that he has perpetrated acts of incalculable cruelty. On the other hand, it is to suppose that he has perversely given his human creatures an instrument- their intellect- which must inevitably lead them, if they are dispassionate and honest, to deny his existence. It is tempting to conclude that if he exists, it is the atheists and agnostics that he loves best, among those with any pretensions to education. For they are the ones who have taken him most seriously.”
    –Galen Strawson
  19. “The various forms of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people to be equally true, by the philosopher as equally false, and by the magistrate as equally useful.”
    – Edward Gibbon, “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”
  20. “No, I am too firm in my consciousness of the marvelous to ever be fascinated by the mere supernatural which (take it any way you like) is but a manufactured article, the fabrication of minds insensitive to the intimate delicacies of our relation to the dead and the living, in their countless multitudes; a desecration of our tenderest memories; an outrage to our dignity.”
    -Joseph Conrad, “The Shadow-Line”
  21. “Looking up at the stars, I know quite well that for all they care, I can go to Hell”
    – W.H. Auden. “The More Loving One”
  22. “A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.”
    -Arthur C. Clark
  23. “To such heights of evil are men driven by religion.”
    – Lucretius, “De Rerum Natura”
  24. “In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind old men as guides.”
    – Heinrich Heine, “Gedanken und Einfalle”
  25. “Of the thousands of possible desert religions there were, as with the millions of potential species there were, one branch happened to take root and grow. Passing through its Jewish mutations to its Christian form, it was eventually adopted for political reasons by the emperor Constantine, and made into an official faith with -eventually- a codified and enforceable form of its many chaotic and contradictory books. As for Islam, it became the ideology of a highly successful conquest that was adopted by successful ruling dynasties, codified and set down in its turn, and promulgated as the law of the land.”
    – Christopher Hitchens, “God is not Great”
  26. “Where questions of religion are concerned, people are guilty of every possible sort of dishonesty and intellectual misdemeanor.”
    – Sigmund Freud
  27. “When one person suffers from delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from delusion, it is called religion.”
    — Robert M. Pirsig
  28. “I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous – if they suggest that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.”
    – Robert Green Ingersoll
  29. “The god of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.”
    -Richard Dawkins
  30. “Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for today
    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace”
    -John Lennon
  31. “Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be, in after years, relieved of them.”