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“God is an ever receding pocket of? scientific ignorance.”
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.”—Eric Hoffer

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"It always struck me as creepy that god was supposed to be obsessed with our genitals. I felt much better after I found a good place to hide mine."
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This weekend I was celebrating because we wrestled yet another piece of our culture away back out the hands from a church that only had it because they stole it in the first place. We have liberated marriage despite their centuries long effort to bolt it to the floor of their church...ultimately, this is a fairly small step...we certainly didn't win the war...It's downright shameful how slowly we're moving.

The last time they (the xtians) dug their heels in this deep we had to fight a war that cost more than 1/2 million American lives. This time we just pushed them over.

~Noah Luegons

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7/3/15 10:45 A

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The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.
-- Abraham Lincoln

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The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but NO RELIGIOUS TEST shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

~Article 6 of the US constitution [emphasis added]

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7/2/15 8:33 A

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“Man enjoys the great advantage of having a god endorse the code he writes; and since man exercises a sovereign authority over women it is especially fortunate that this authority has been vested in him by the Supreme Being. For the Jews, Mohammedans and Christians among others, man is master by divine right; the fear of God will therefore repress any impulse towards revolt in the downtrodden female.”

Simone de Beauvoir 1908 – 1986

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7/1/15 11:36 A

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"How could there be light if god didn't create the sun until the 4th day?"
~ a 5 year old, during indoctrination

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The civilization of man has increased just to the same extent that religious power has decreased. The intellectual advancement of man depends upon how often he can exchange an old superstition for a new truth.
~Robert Green Ingersoll

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“The civil government functions with complete success by the total separation of the Church from the State.”

-Founding Father James Madison, 1819

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“Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.”
- H. L. Mencken

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"Only a fool trips on what is behind him"

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"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
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"I have a prediction to make and that prediction is that from this point onward, every single natural disaster occurring in the United States of any kind and in any place, will be believed to be by the pious and the credulous god's wrathful and vengeful judgement for allowing same sex marriage. In fact, I guarantee this."
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6/27/15 11:33 P

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"It's been suggested that if the super-naturalists really had the powers they claim, they'd win the lottery every week. I prefer to point out that they could also win a Nobel Prize for discovering fundamental physical forces hitherto unknown to science. Either way, why are they wasting their talents doing party turns on television?

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out."
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"If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?"
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Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centures since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly.
-- Isaac Asimov

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Specifically, the passion stories of the gospels strike me as altogether too close to contemporary myths of dying and rising savior gods including Osiris, Tammuz, Baal, Attis, Adonis, Hercules, and Asclepius. Like Jesus, these figures were believed to have once lived a life upon the earth, been killed, and risen shortly thereafter. Their deaths and resurrections were in most cases ritually celebrated each spring to herald the return of the life to vegetation. In many myths, the savior's body is anointed for burial, searched out by holy women and then reappear alive a few days later.
-- Robert M Price

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"They knew that to put God in the constitution was to put man out. They knew that the recognition of a Deity would be seized upon by fanatics and zealots as a pretext for destroying the liberty of thought. They knew the terrible history of the church too well to place in her keeping or in the keeping of her God the sacred rights of man. They intended that all should have the right to worship or not to worship that our laws should make no distinction on account of creed. They intended to found and frame a government for man and for man alone. They wished to preserve the individuality of all to prevent the few from governing the many and the many from persecuting and destroying the few."
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6/25/15 7:38 A

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"Atheists’ anger doesn’t prove that we’re selfish, or joyless, or miserable. It shows that we have compassion, and a sense of justice. We’re angry because we see terrible harm all around us, and we feel desperately motivated to stop it."

- Greta Christina

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“If only religion were an opiate. No known narcotic rots the brain so fast.”
― Christopher Hitchens

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“Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal savior.”
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“This suspicion about people [in the US] whose only crime is not believing in things until they're proven seems weird. To me, there is something much more terrifying about voting for someone who accepts things on faith without any evidence whatsoever.”

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How can heaven and hell coexist? How can any sane and loving human being be happy in heaven knowing that millions of people, innocent or not, are being tortured for eternity? This heaven is a place void of empathy, an asylum for psychopaths. How is this heaven good?
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“If the holy books were truly
such, and inspired by omniscient
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the knowledge of those that wrote them.”
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“Throughout history, mankind has invented thousands of gods, but even among monotheists, there’s little or no consensus. One loves all of its children. One loves all but the gays. One hates all but the Baptists. One has chosen the Jews. One allows only Christians into heaven. One wants all who reject Islam put to death. Simple mathematics says they can’t all be right. Common sense says they can all be wrong though.”—Anonymous.

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“We owe a huge debt to Galileo for emancipating us all from the stupid belief in an Earth-centered or man-centered (let alone God-centered) system. He quite literally taught us our place and allowed us to go on to make extraordinary advances in knowledge.”
― Christopher Hitchens

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How does it feel to know your every move is being watched? Your every thought being judged? Are you as terrified as I would be?
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"God works in mysterious ways." The moment you hear this phrase is the moment the person you're talking to has no more evidence to support their claims.
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Christians often quote God in the Bible, saying "I knew you before I formed you in the womb." Then I show them pictures of deformed and sick babies. Suddenly, God isn't responsible anymore. What gives?
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I continue to be amazed when I see Christian women defending a bible that denigrates women.
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“You don’t have to be brave or a saint, a martyr, or even very smart to be an atheist. All you have to be able to say is “I don’t know”.”
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"If I were a Christian, Muslim, or Republican, I'd be furious that some bat [excrement] crazy extremists have been allowed to fashion how I am perceived by the rest of the world. The fact that so few are leading the charge to purge themselves of these vermin speaks volumes about their rank and file."
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“You’re allowed to believe in a god. You’re allowed to believe unicorns live in your shoes for all I care. But the day you start telling me how to wear my shoes so I don’t upset the unicorns, I have a problem with you. The day you start involving the unicorns in making decisions for this country, I have a BIG problem with you.”

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“Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn’t have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.”

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"MT [Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction."
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"Ultimately, Christianity succeeded in seizing the Roman Empire, and thus the western world, not because of the beauty of its teachings or the spiritual truths it fostered, but thanks to the most worldly of motives: power and money."
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I won't vote for a fundamentally religious judge. Why would I ever want a person who's convinced themselves that eternal damnation for something as simple as not believing in a diety is fair, deciding punishments for other people?
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"I'd rather have one person offer me a hand, than have one thousand offer to pray."
~Rita Marshall Bierley

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“God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.”
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"Gay Marriage isn't Special Rights, it's Equal Rights. 'Special Rights' are for political churches that don't pay taxes."
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"Realizing that other people have a problem with [homosexuality] was the weirdest thing for me. As a kid it wasn't even something that was mentioned. It was never something that was even explained to me. It was just, “That's Mark and he's gay.” Mark was just another friend of my dad's who would talk about his boyfriend instead of his girlfriend. I was 5. I didn't care. It seemed perfectly normal, and still does..."
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"A choice dealt with a threat is no choice."
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“The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!”
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There are very many who have reached the conclusion that the supernatural has nothing to do with real religion. Religion does not consist in believing without evidence or against evidence. It does not consist in worshiping the unknown or in trying to do something for the Infinite. Ceremonies, prayers and inspired books, miracles, special providence, and divine interference all belong to the supernatural and form no part of real religion.

Every science rests on the natural, on demonstrated facts. So, morality and religion must find their foundations in the necessary nature of things.
~Robert Green Ingersoll

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"If I were a Christian, Muslim, or Republican, I'd be furious that some bat [stuff] crazy extremists have been allowed to fashion how I am perceived by the rest of the world. The fact that so few are leading the charge to purge themselves of these vermin speaks volumes about their rank and file."--4th Admin.

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“We're surrounded by people who don’t make that distinction. If you say to them ‘there’s a monster living in my closet, you can’t see him, but you gotta have faith that he’s there’ people would say ‘well that’s ridiculous, you’re out of your mind, you should be locked up’ but the same thing does not apply to a guy living on a cloud... We suspend our powers of logic.”
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“It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for, we have everything to live for.”
~ Ricky Gervais

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"If jesus died for our sins we should be sinning to beat the band, so he gets his money's worth."
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"Organized religions in general, in my opinion, are dying forms. They were all very important when we didn't know why the sun moved, why weather changed, why hurricanes occurred, or volcanoes happened. Modern religion is the end trail of modern mythology."
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“When faith rules over facts, magical thinking becomes deeply ingrained and warps all areas of life. It produces a frame of mind in which concepts are formulated with deep passion but without the slightest attention paid to the evidence.”

Victor Stenger

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In the history of our poor world, no horror has been omitted, no infamy has been left undone by the believers in ghosts, -- by the worshipers of these fleshless phantoms. And yet these shadows were born of cowardice and malignity. They were painted by the pencil of fear upon the canvas of ignorance by that artist called superstition.
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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"This Album contains material which a truly free society would neither fear nor suppress.
In some socially retarded areas, religious fanatics and ultra-conservative political organizations violate your First Amendment Rights by attempting to censor rock & roll albums. We feel that this is un-Constitutional and un-American.
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This guarantee is as real as the threats of the video fundamentalists who use attacks on rock music in their attempt to transform America into a nation of ckeck-mailing nincompoops (in the name of Jesus Christ). If there is a hell, it's fire waits for them, not us."
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“So this is where all the vapid talk about the 'soul' of the universe is actually headed. Once the hard-won principles of reason and science have been discredited, the world will not pass into the hands of credulous herbivores who keep crystals by their sides and swoon over the poems of Khalil Gibran. The 'vacuum' will be invaded instead by determined fundamentalists of every stripe who already know the truth by means of revelation and who actually seek real and serious power in the here and now. One thinks of the painstaking, cloud-dispelling labor of British scientists from Isaac Newton to Joseph Priestley to Charles Darwin to Ernest Rutherford to Alan Turing and Francis Crick, much of it built upon the shoulders of Galileo and Copernicus, only to see it casually slandered by a moral and intellectual weakling from the usurping House of Hanover. An awful embarrassment awaits the British if they do not declare for a republic based on verifiable laws and principles, both political and scientific.”
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“I have never, in all my life, not for one moment, been tempted toward religion of any kind. The fact is that I feel no spiritual void. I have my philosophy of life, which does not include any aspect of the supernatural and which I find totally satisfying. I am, in short, a rationalist and believe only that which reason tells me is so.”
― Isaac Asimov

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“Some Louisiana public schools are literally using the bible as a science textbook, with the full support of the governor and state legislature. So have they instructed the cafeteria staff to try to feed everybody with just two fish, and half a loaf of bread? More importantly, is there a contingency plan for dealing with the water in the drinking fountains spontaneously turning into wine?”
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But let me ask the clergy a few questions: How did your Devil, who was at one time an angel of light, come to sin? There was no other devil to tempt him. He was in perfectly good society -- in the company of God -- of the Trinity. All of his associates were perfect. How did he fall? He knew that God was infinite, and yet he waged war against him and induced about a third of the angels to volunteer. He knew that he could not succeed; knew that he would be defeated and cast out; knew that he was fighting for failure.

Why was God so unpopular? Why were the angels so bad?

According to the Christens, these angels were spirits. They had never been corrupted by flesh, by the passion of love. Why were they so wicked?

Why did God create those angels, knowing that they would rebel? Why did he deliberately sow the seeds of discord in heaven, knowing that he would cast them into the lake of eternal fire -- knowing that for them he would create the eternal prison, whose dungeons would echo forever the sobs and shrieks of endless pain?

How foolish is infinite wisdom!

How malicious is mercy!

How revengeful is boundless love!

Again, I say that no sensible man in all the world believes in devils.

Why does God allow these devils to enjoy themselves at the expense of his ignorant children? Why does he allow them to leave their prison? Does he give them furloughs or tickets-of-leave?

Does he want his children misled and corrupted so that he can have the pleasure of damning their souls?
~Robert Green Ingersoll

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6/5/15 5:46 P

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"I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time."
~Friedrich Nietzsche

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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
~Margaret Mead


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"The story of Doubting Thomas is told, not so that we shall admire Thomas, but so that we can admire the other apostles in comparison. Thomas demanded evidence … The other apostles, whose faith was so strong that they did not need evidence, are held to us as worthy of imitation."
~Richard Dawkins

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“The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.”

H.L. Mencken

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"The truth belongs to those who seek it, not to those who claim to own it."
~ Nicolas de Condorcet

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"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong."
- Richard Feynman, physicist, Nobel laureate

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"Someone needs to explain to Pat Robertson that if homosexual behavior could actually bring about hurricanes and floods, the U.S. government would have harnessed it as a weapon by now."
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"Not thinking critically, I assumed that the successful prayers were proof that God answers prayer while the failures were proof that there was something wrong with me."
- Dan Barker

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“Dear liberal, enlightened Christian: I’m not lumping you in with fundies – you are. Get a new name and new holy book to selectively cite.”
~Matt Dillahunty

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"To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance. That implies that everyone else (such as the opposing football team, driver, student, parent) is de-selected, unfavored by God, and that i am special, above it all."

- Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith

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“As atheists, we stand in awe of a lot of things… but perhaps the thing I’m most in awe of is the stupidity it takes to look past the entire universe of things that actually exist and stand in awe of something that doesn’t.”
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“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.”
~Pablo Picasso

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I continue to be amazed when I see Christian women defending a bible that denigrates women.
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"God cannot defeat the Devil for the same reason superheros can't defeat their nemeses - there would be no more story to tell and no one to blame for all the bad stuff that happens."
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Enjoyed the Noah Lugeons quote. Been listening to the Scathing Atheist for a few months, and i think it is one of the best podcasts out there. emoticon

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“I am now convinced that children should not be subjected to the frightfulness of the Christian religion [...]. If the concept of a father who plots to have his own son put to death is presented to children as beautiful and as worthy of society's admiration, what types of human behavior can be presented to them as reprehensible?”
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“Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones.”
- Ruth Hurmence Green

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