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Quotes, Aphorisms, Laws, and Thoughts
A cult becomes a religion when it stops killing its members and starts killing non-members.
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696)
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.
Avoid like the plague any clergymen who are also businessmen.
Believers are atheists in all but their own god; true atheists just go one god further.
Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
Jules Feiffer (1929- )
Faith is the belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Faith is under the left nipple.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
I believe in the Lord's Prayer or a bottle of Jack Daniel's; whatever gets you through the night.
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
I stopped believing in god the day I saw lightning rods in the Vatican.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
I'm still an atheist, thank God.
Luis Buñuel (1900-1983)
If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
Francesco Caracciolo (1752-1799)
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber (1894-1961)
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)
Living with a saint is more gruelling than being one.
Robert Neville (1408-1457)
Politics and Religion are obsolete: the time has come for Science and Spirituality.
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Tom Robbins (1936- )
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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 nearer the Church the further from God.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)
The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
There was a time when religion ruled the world; it is known as the Dark Ages.
Ruth Green (1915-1981)
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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- )
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- )
You make holy water by boiling the hell out of normal water.
Terry Pratchett (1948- )