Religion In Society Quotes by Epicurus, George Bernard Shaw, John Adams, Seneca the Younger, Thomas Jefferson, Cathy Ladman and many others.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
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.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state’… is absolutely essential in a free society.
All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
Prayer is of no avail. The lightning falls on the just and the unjust in accordance with natural laws.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
It was the schoolboy who said, “”Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.””
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?
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.