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"Religion is always having to say you're sorry."-- Tony Houston

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7/21/14 8:23 P

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"I've always thought of religion simply as a way for the primitive cultures who came before us to explain phenomena that we now know has a scientific cause. Ancient cultures had no way of knowing exactly how a tornado formed, so surely it must have been the wrath of some deity acting in retribution for an imagined slight. The fact that religion still exists in this age of enlightenment is nothing short of embarrassing."--Justin McGlosson

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7/21/14 5:51 P

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Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
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7/20/14 4:30 P

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To understand is to unbelieve. --Corey Milks

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7/19/14 5:37 A

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The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
-- George Bernard Shaw

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Every man to whom salvation is offered has an inalienable natural right to say 'No, thank you: I prefer to retain my full moral responsibility: it is not good for me to be able to load a scapegoat with my sins: I should be less careful how I committed them if I knew they would cost me nothing.'”
― George Bernard Shaw

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7/18/14 8:26 A

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“Religion is such a medieval idea. Don’t get me started. I have thought about every facet of religion and I can’t buy any of it.”

- Phyllis Diller

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7/17/14 10:27 A

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There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything.
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7/15/14 6:20 A

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I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
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7/14/14 9:21 A

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I'm happy every day that I have a shadow.
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Beliefs don't change facts. Facts, if you are rational, should change your beliefs.
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7/13/14 9:46 A

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"It is a mistake to believe that a science consists in nothing but conclusively
proved propositions, and it is unjust to demand that it should. It is a demand
only made by those who feel a craving for authority in some form and a need
to replace the religious catechism by something else, even if it be a scientific one."

- Sigmund Freud

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7/13/14 5:38 A

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“We either base our 'confidence' on reason (evident probabilities, past experience, competence, etc) or we base our beliefs on faith, which is blind by definition. Faith is the most dishonest position it is possible to have, because it is an assertion of stoic conviction that is assumed without reason and defended against all reason. If you have to believe it on faith, you have no reason to believe it at all.”
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7/12/14 6:41 A

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“What one believes happens after death dictates much of what one believes about life, and this is why faith-based religion, in presuming to fill in the blanks in our knowledge of the hereafter, does such heavy lifting for those who fall under its power. A single proposition – you will not die – once believed, determines a response to life that would be otherwise unthinkable.”
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7/11/14 7:14 A

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"When inventing a god, the most important thing is to claim it is invisible, inaudible, and imperceptible in every way. Otherwise, people will become skeptical when it appears to no one, is silent, and does nothing." - Anonymous

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7/10/14 6:43 A

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"Blasphemy: the act of offending the delicate sensibilities of those whose sensibilities are way too goddamn delicate."-- 4th Admin.

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"No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism."
– Annie Wood Besant

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7/8/14 2:51 P

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"I have no high maintenance items in my house. No pets. No plants. No husbands."
-Carolyn Porco, astrophysicist, planetary scientist

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Dear FSM, please protect me while I sleep,
For a holy book I do not keep.
And if I shall be burned at cross or stake,
Both heaven and hell, I forsake.

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“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. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.”― George Bernard Shaw

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7/6/14 9:27 A

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"Religion is like Professional Wrestling.
Everybody knows is fake, but it's fun to pretend it's real."-- Doug Parr

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“If you can provide even a shred of credible evidence in support of your superstition, I’ll gladly give it the consideration it deserves. Until that time though, I’ll continue doing as I have been, giving it exactly the consideration it deserves.”
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7/5/14 7:29 A

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“In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.”
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"Every fact is an enemy of the Church."-- Robert Green Ingersoll

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7/2/14 6:47 A

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The Bible should be taught, but emphatically not as reality. It is fiction, myth, poetry, anything but reality. As such it needs to be taught because it underlies so much of our literature and our culture.
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“When the late Pope John Paul II decided to place the woman so strangely known as “Mother” Teresa on the fast track for beatification, and thus to qualify her for eventual sainthood, the Vatican felt obliged to solicit my testimony and I thus spent several hours in a closed hearing room with a priest, a deacon, and a monsignor, no doubt making their day as I told off, as from a rosary, the frightful faults and crimes of the departed fanatic. In the course of this, I discovered that the pope during his tenure had surreptitiously abolished the famous office of “Devil’s Advocate,” in order to fast‐track still more of his many candidates for canonization. I can thus claim to be the only living person to have represented the Devil pro bono.”
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"The whole fabric of our religion is based on superstitious belief in lies that have been foisted upon us for ages by those directly above us, to whose personal profit and aggrandizement it was to have us continue to believe as they wished us to believe." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

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If anyone has to go to jail for rock-n-roll, it may as well be me.

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The only difference between science and fooling around is in science you write it down.
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"It seems to be true, particularly in middle America, that those most militant about using up fossil fuels, don't actually believe in fossils"
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"Doesn't the fact you can convert from one religion to another show the falsity of them all?"
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"When you wipe away the fog of faith, the world comes into focus"--Unknown

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"But I am mistaken in speaking of a Christian republic; the terms are mutually exclusive. Christianity preaches only servitude and dependence. Its spirit is so favorable to tyranny that it always profits by such a regime. True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not much mind: this short life counts for too little in their eyes.” —Jean Jacques Rousseau

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"To be a spiritually passionate atheist is to be awakened to the universe in a way that no other traditional religion allows."-- Lindsay Giberson

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“All three Abrahamic religions share the myth of Adam and Eve, the myth that it was through woman that evil was let loose in the world. They share the heritage of Leviticus, which declared a menstruating woman unclean, to be set aside, untouched, a revulsion that remains even today among some orthodox Jews, who will refuse to shake a woman's hand for fear she may be menstruating. What kind of lunacy is this? It is the lunacy of a Bronze Age mindset fossilized by the reactionary forces of religion.”

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"Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge."
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The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.
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“Although not a single leader of the Third Reich – not even Hitler himself – was ever excommunicated, Galileo was not absolved of heresy until 1992.”

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Teaching is, and will always be lying by different degrees of approximation.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
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"The church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down."
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The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.
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"The problem with religion, because its been sheltered from criticism, is that it allows people to believe en masse what only idiots or lunatics could believe in isolation." - Sam Harris

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"The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community."
--President James A. Garfield


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I'm pretty sure that we'd all be willing to die for the future of mankind if we knew we'd be living again three days later and receive eternal fame for it, so what's the big fuss about?

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"If the all powerful God controls Satan, he is an accomplice, if not, he is not all powerful."
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To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life.
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“I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.”
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6/10/14 8:00 A

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If homosexuals had a book that declared that Christians should be stoned to death, how long before it would be labeled hate speech?

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6/10/14 7:56 A

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hi Alex...nice quote.

"I find myself more willing to help people as an atheist than I did as a Christian. I realized that having a god gave me a cop out. I could say a prayer and feel better about not giving five dollars to the struggling mother who needs some extra gas in her car. Now, I act because action does more than prayer."-- Natasha Allie Evans

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6/9/14 8:26 A

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Once one dismisses the rest of all possible worlds,
One finds that this is the best of all possible worlds.

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6/9/14 7:32 A

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They say the religion of your fathers is good enough. Why should a father object to your inventing a better plow than he had? They say to me, do you know more than all the theologians dead? Being a perfectly modest man I say I think I do. Now we have come to the conclusion that every man has a right to think. Would God give a bird wings and make it a crime to fly? Would he give me brains and make it a crime to think? Any God that would damn one of his children for the expression of his honest thought wouldn't make a decent thief. When I read a book and don't believe it, I ought to say so. I will do so and take the consequences like a man.
--Robert Green Ingersoll

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6/8/14 6:13 P

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“Asking, ‘If there is no God, what is the purpose of life?’ is like asking, ‘If there is no master, whose slave will I be?’ If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom you should detest.” - Dan Barker

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5/29/14 11:55 P

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You don't have to be full of crap to be in show business, but it sure helps.
--Larry Gatlin

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5/29/14 6:35 A

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"Appraise the Lord: Tax church property."
-- bumper sticker

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5/28/14 5:50 A

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"Yes I understand that you're a good god fearing conservative christian, and that my anti-religious left wing posts offend you and your god, and yes you think I should refrain from this wickedness.... I think you should pray for me to stop."-- Ignots Pistachio

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5/27/14 9:43 A

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"When an Atheist performs a selfless act of kindness, it is because he is capable of selflessly kind behavior. When a believer performs an act of kindness, it is not because he is selfless, or even kind - it is because he doesn't want to go to hell when he dies. My question to believers is simply this - do they think that an omnipotent and omniscient being won't realize that?"--Anonymous

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5/26/14 9:17 A

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"Fear was the first thing on Earth to create gods."
-Lucretius, 99 bce

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If religious people really believed atheists had no morals and we just murder anyone we want, they would be afraid to say that about us! - Emery Emery

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“People who devote their lives to studying something often come to believe that the object of their fascination is the key to understanding everything” - Jonathan Haidt

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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

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5/24/14 7:14 A

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There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
-- Robert Oppenheimer

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5/24/14 7:06 A

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"Given the gaps in science, and given the elasticity of religious thinking, it will always be possible to reconcile the most gratuitous nonsense with our modern scientific worldview. This is not the same thing as having scientific reasons to believe in God." - Sam Harris

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