Atheist Quotes!

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8 avr. 2010, 0h03m

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- "Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.".."I am an atheist, out and out. I've been an atheist for years and years. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect that he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." [Isaac Asimov]

- "Our ignorance is God; what we know is science" [Friedrich Nietzsche]

- "Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits" [Dan Barker]

- "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." [Benjamin Franklin]

- "Where knowledge ends, religion begins." [Benjamin Disraeli]

- "The pioneers and missionaries of religion have been the real cause of more trouble and war than all other classes of mankind." [Edgar Allan Poe]

- "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." [Frank Lloyd Wright]

- "Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." [Voltaire]

- "Who are we to create a heaven and hell for ourselves, excluding animals and plants in the bargain, just because we have the power to rationalize?"….. “If Christ were here now, there is one thing he would not be - a Christian”
- "Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of."
- "Man is a marvelous curiosity, he thinks he is the Creator's pet, he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea."
[Autobiography of Mark Twain by Samuel Clemens]

- Mr. Clemens was once asked whether he feared death. He said that he did not, in view of the fact that he had been dead for billions and billions of years before he was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

- "I believe the spreading of Catholicism to be the most horrible means of political and social degradation left in the world." [Charles Dickens]

- "Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion". [Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate physicist]

- "If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses."[Lenny Bruce]

- "Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?"

- "It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

- "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism."
- "I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it." "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
[Albert Einstein]

"I do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use, giving us by some other means the information that we could gain through them." [Galileo Galilei]

- "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]

- "If there is a God who will damn his children forever, I would rather go to hell than to go to heaven and keep the society of such an infamous tyrant."

- “The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.”….. "My own mind is my own church"…."To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" -[Thomas Paine]

- “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road“. [Dr. Stephen Hawking]

- "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference"

- "I can hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother, and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine" - [Charles Darwin]

- "An idea does not gain truth as it gains followers" [Amanda Bloom]

- By one count there are some 700 scientists with respectable academic credentials (out of a total of 480,000 U.S. earth and life scientists, less than 0.2who give credence to creation-science, the general theory that complex life forms did not evolve but appeared "abruptly." [Newsweek, June 29, 1987, pg. 23]

- "Reality" is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality“.

- "It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so." - Ernestine Rose

- "This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves."

- "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."

- "Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species represented changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together.

- "An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated."

- "This ultimately comes down to the insanely supreme arrogance of religious thinking: that a carbon-based bag of mostly water on a speck of iron-silicate dust around a boring dwarf star in a minor galaxy in an under populated local group of galaxies in an unfashionable suburb of a super cluster would look up at the sky and declare 'It was all made so that I could exist!'"

- "(a) I do not attend church regularly because (b) I already found "God." But "God" isn't what you think it is. "God" is a screaming child in Ethiopia whose kidneys have shut down and is about to die from starvation. "God" is a dumpster in Vatican City where urchans (just as in every city in the world) feed on refuse, while the wealthiest and most powerful social organization in the world decadently spends its money just a few blocks away on big hats, gold crosses and silver chalices and continuing to exploit the poorest people in the world in "God's" name. "God" is hate, "God" is stupidity, "God" is the scum on the bottom of your shoe. "God" is not pretty and "God" does not care. I found my "God," then I killed it. I, an atheist, know more about "God" than any Christian will ever know."

- "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. -Denis Diderot"

- "Religion to me has always been the wound, not the bandage." Dennis Potter

- "Science is the record of dead religions." -Oscar Wilde

- “For millions of years, Mankind lived just like the animals. Until something happened to unleash the power of our Imagination, we learned to Talk“ -[Pink Floyd. .“Keep Talking“]

- "To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge." - Copernicus

- THE 10 MOST SHAMEFULLY STUPID RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
10. Intercession / Predestination (select events being caused by prayer, or all events being “God’s will”)
9. Manifestations (face of Jesus in grilled cheese, potato chip, etc.)
8. Creationism / Intelligent Design
7. “Young Earth” Hypothesis / Non-Existence of Dinosaurs / Coexistence of Dinosaurs with Man
6. Existence of the Devil at all
5. Demonic Possession / Exorcism
4. Rapture / Second-Coming / Apocalypse Scenarios / “The Antichrist”
3. Geocentrism
2. The Tower of Babel
1. Noah’s Ark / The Flood


- "Therefore, I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work."
- Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf

- "The whole foundation of Christianity is based on the idea that intellectualism is the work of the Devil. Remember the apple on the tree? Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. "You eat this apple, you're going to be as smart as God. We can't have that."

- "Nearly 230 million Americans believe that a book showing neither unity of style nor internal consistency was authored by an omniscient, omnipotent, an omnipresent deity. A survey of Hindus, Muslims, and Jews around the world would surely yield similar results, revealing that we, as a species, have grown almost perfectly intoxicated by our myths. How is it that, in this one area of our lives, we have convinced ourselves that our beliefs about the world can float entirely free of reason and evidence?"

Letter by Dan Baker
Dear Believer,
You asked me to consider Christianity as the answer for my life. I have done that. I consider it untrue, repugnant, and harmful.

You expect me to believe Jesus was born of a virgin impregnated by a ghost? Do you believe all the crazy tales of ancient religions? Julius Caesar was reportedly born of a virgin; Roman historian Seutonius said Augustus bodily rose to heaven when he died; and Buddha was supposedly born speaking. You don't believe all that, do you? Why do you expect me to swallow the fables of Christianity?
If you believe these stories, then you are the one with the problem, not me. These myths violate natural law, contradict science, and fail to correspond with reality or logic. If you can't see that, then you can't separate truth from fantasy. It doesn't matter how many people accept delusions inflicted by holy men; a widely held lie is still a lie. If you are so gullible, then you are like the child who believes the older brother who says there is a monster in the hallway. But there is nothing to be afraid of; go turn on the light and look for yourself. If Christianity were simply untrue I would not be too concerned. Santa is untrue, but it is a harmless myth which people outgrow. But Christianity, besides being false, is also abhorrent. It amazes me that you claim to love the god of the bible, a hateful, arrogant, sexist, cruel being who can't tolerate criticism. I would not want to live in the same neighborhood with such a creature! The biblical god is a macho male warrior. Though he said Thou shalt not kill, he ordered death for all opposition, wholesale drowning and mass exterminations; punishes offspring to the fourth generation (Ex. 20:5); ordered pregnant women and children to be ripped up (Hos. 13:16); demands animal and human blood to appease his angry vanity; is partial to one race of people; judges women to be inferior to men; is a sadist who created a hell to torture unbelievers; created evil (Is. 45:7); discriminated against the handicapped (Lev. 21:18-23); ordered virgins to be kept as spoils of war (Num. 31:15-18, Deut. 21:11-14); spread dung on people's faces (Mal. 2:3); sent bears to devour 42 children who teased a prophet (II Kings 2:23-24); punishes people with snakes, dogs, dragons, drunkenness, swords, arrows, axes, fire, famine, and infanticide; and said fathers should eat their sons (Ez. 5:10). Is that nice? Would you want to live next door to such a person?One of Jesus's many contradictions was saying good works should be seen, and not seen. Mt. 5:16, 6:1-4 One of his mistakes was saying that the mustard plant has the smallest seed. Mt. 13:31-32 The writers of Matthew and Luke could not even get his genealogy straight, contradicting the Old Testament, and giving Jesus two discrepant lines through Joseph, his non-father!

I also find Christianity to be morally repugnant. The concepts of original sin, depravity, substitutionary forgiveness, intolerance, eternal punishment, and humble worship are all beneath the dignity of intelligent human beings and conflict with the values of kindness and reason. They are barbaric ideas for primitive cultures cowering in fear and ignorance.
Finally, Christianity is harmful. More people have been killed in the name of a god than for any other reason. The Church has a shameful, bloody history of Crusades, Inquisitions, witch-burnings, heresy trials, American colonial intolerance, disrespect of indigenous traditions (such as American Indians), support of slavery, and oppression of women. Modern fruits of religion include the Jonestown massacre, the callous fraud of faith healers, recent wars and ethnic cleansing, and fighting in Northern Ireland. Religion also poses a danger to mental health, damaging self-respect, personal responsibility, and clarity of thought.

Do you see why I do not respect the biblical message? It is an insulting bag of nonsense. You have every right to torment yourself with such insanity but leave me out of it. I have better things to do with my life.
By Dan Barker

- “Evolution by natural selection, the central concept of the life's work of Charles Darwin, is a theory. It's a theory about the origin of adaptation, complexity, and diversity among Earth's living creatures. If you are skeptical by nature, unfamiliar with the terminology of science, and unaware of the overwhelming evidence, you might even be tempted to say that it's "just" a theory. In the same sense, relativity as described by Albert Einstein is "just" a theory. The notion that Earth orbits around the sun rather than vice versa, offered by Copernicus in 1543, is a theory. Continental drift is a theory. The existence, structure, and dynamics of atoms? Atomic theory. Even electricity is a theoretical construct, involving electrons, which are tiny units of charged mass that no one has ever seen. Each of these theories is an explanation that has been confirmed to such a degree, by observation and experiment, that knowledgeable experts accept it as fact. That's what scientists mean when they talk about a theory: not a dreamy and unreliable speculation, but an explanatory statement that fits the evidence. They embrace such an explanation confidently but provisionally—taking it as their best available view of reality, at least until some severely conflicting data or some better explanation might come along“

- “At least 90 % of the dogma of the three Jewish/Christian/Muslim religions is meant to control what people do with their bodies. They are all Homophobic Male Chauvinist PIGS. They don’t seem to mind the Catholic’s so called "Father" bending over all the Alter Boys and putting more then just the fear of God in them. "Altered Boys" is what they are after that life changing experience. It gives a whole new meaning to being On Your Knees in the confessional booth. Forgive me Father, for I have sinned“


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Commentaires

  • David_CZ

    Como te comenté, me encantaron las que hablan sobre la evolución. Yo apoyo firmemente esa teoría porque aunque no puedo ver el proceso como tal, he visto todas las pruebas que ha dejado.

    16 avr. 2010, 9h27m
  • Infinitemporary

    ...

    17 avr. 2010, 4h55m
  • Infinitemporary

    God: A guy who talked to some Jewish guys, some Christian guys, and some Islam guys, and accidentaly caused more people to die than anyone else in human history. [i]And people wonder why he doesn't talk much to us anymore.[/i]

    18 avr. 2010, 1h21m
  • David_CZ

    OMG, no me acuerdo haber escrito este comentario xDD

    18 avr. 2010, 19h00m
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