Thomas Paine - Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin - People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life."- Author Unknown"
'God is as real as I am', the old man said. I was relieved since I knew Santa wouldn't lie to me..."..........Author Unknown
"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish."..........Author Unknown
"Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these 10 things he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever until the end of time...but he loves you."..........George Carlin
"I do not believe in god because I do not believe in Mother Goose."..........Clarence Darrow
"I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God."..........Thomas Edison
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."..........Albert Einstein
Religion is like an ice cold whiskey on a hot day...........Ernest Hemingway
"I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance."..........Christopher Marlowe
"Religion is the opiate of the masses."..........Karl Marx
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."..........Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"Religion has caused more misery to all men in every state of human history than any other single idea."..........Madelyn Murray O'Hair
"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing, all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."..........Gene Roddenberry
"I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods you will understand why I dismiss yours."..........Stephen F. Roberts
Why do you write to me "God should punish the English"? I have no close connection to either one or the other. I see only with deep regret that God punishes so many of His children for their numerous stupidities, for which only He Himself can be held responsible; in my opinion, only His nonexistence could excuse Him. ..........Albert Einstein, in a letter to a friend
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death...........George Carlin
"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis."..........Sigmund Freud, "Future of an Illusion".
"If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction."..........Judith Hayes