How the world was created.
“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?”
"Consider for a moment this notion that you should respect other people’s beliefs. Where else in our discourse do we encounter this? I mean, when was the last time anyone in this room was admonished to respect another person’s beliefs about history, or biology, or physics? We do not respect people’s beliefs; we evaluate their reasons."
Sam Harris (1967- )
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
"I contend 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 F. Roberts
"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis."
Pierre Laplace (1749-1827),
to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
"If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him."
"We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection."
"No man ever believes that the Bible means wshat he says: He is always convined that it says what he means."
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
“You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.”
“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.”