About

Hi there! This blog shows how religion poisons the mind. We show examples from all religions alike; any variant of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or any other.

Sure, non-believers sometimes do stupid things too. But the power of religion is unique. Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea. And it continues to provoke our ugliest and worst possible behaviour. Each day there’s another news report about yet another act of utter lunacy against fellow human beings, not just done by a crazy person, but committed in the name of religion.

Oh, and by the way. There is no God. There are no gods, angels, ghosts or demons under your bed. Grow up already.

Religion is nothing more than a superstition that stems from the times when humans were afraid of the dark and afraid of death.

Religion is harmful and it is unnecessary. It is a direct threat to the survival of humankind. Therefore it needs to be opposed.

The harm

“The world is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can’t agree on whose fairy tales to believe.” ~ Ed Krebs

“Your preachments are evil and are a direct threat to the survival of civilization.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ~ Steven Weinberg

“You are basically killing each other to see who has got the better imaginary friend. ~ Richard Jeni

“Religion. It has given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.” ~ Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

“Organised religion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“People in America look at extreme Muslims, and how they are brainwashed, but not at themselves.” ~ Heath Gresham

“Those who can make you believe absurdity can make you commit atrocity.” ~ Voltaire

“When religion is weak, it asks ‘Why can’t we just agree to disagree?’ When religion is strong, it slaughters all opposition.” ~ @CrispySea

“Most of the people would destroy the Truth if the Truth was about to destroy their religion” ~ Lemuel K. Washburn

“How comforting that the three big world religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – stand united on the big questions: anti-abortionism, gay hate, and oppression of women.” ~ Magnus Betnér

“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Prayer

“The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.” ~ Gustaf Lindbor

“Pray to God, fine; but keep rowing to shore.” ~ Russian proverb

“Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.” ~ Unknown

“Try lighting your house by prayer instead of electricity and see which one works.” ~ A. C. Grayling, philosopher

“I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence.” ~ Doug McLeod

“The key to praying is talking to yourself and pretending someone intelligent is listening.” ~ Craig Smith

“What has your God done for you that you couldn’t have done for yourself?” ~ Jordan T. McQueen

Morality

“You are a good person because you fear damnation, I’m a good person without obligation.” ~ Guillermo Garcia Cruz

“I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless.” ~ Peter Walker

“Morality comes from humanism and is stolen by religion for its own purposes.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Religion attacks us in our deepest integrity by saying we wouldn’t be able to make a moral decision without it.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Altruism is a human standard, not a godly one.” ~ Edward Adam Jackson

“Atheists don’t need religion to have good morals, just like your pet dog doesn’t need religious morals to not kill and eat you.” ~ @Monicks

“God the abusive spouse – If you show you love me and always obey me, I’ll love you back… and I won’t have to hurt you.” ~ Rosa Rubicondior

“Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?” ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

“Religious belief is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Developing love and compassion and reducing anger and spite is a universal activity which requires no faith in any religion whatsoever” ~ Dalai Lama

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” ~ Albert Einstein

The afterlife

“No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love.” ~ Bill Hicks

“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

“It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death.” ~ Gloria Steinem

“It is a terrible crime convincing millions to forgo truly living this life in trade for an after-death fantasy they’ll never receive.” ~ Scott Hurst

“If you really believe that death leads to eternal bliss, then why are you wearing a seat belt?” ~ Doug Stanhope

“If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we’re going?” ~ Justin Brown

“Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.” ~ Richard Dawkins

Integrity

“There is no humility in religion. The belief that the creator of the universe is taking a personal interest in you is deeply egotistical.” ~ Jack York

“I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because it always coincides with their own desires.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

“Religion is the refuge of the morally weak and the intellectually lazy.” ~ Craig Smith

“Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.” ~ Edward Abbey

Human progress

“A faith which cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

“There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.” ~ Richard Lederer

“Religion and blind faith are some of the greatest impediments ever to human learning and progress.” ~ Unknown

“People who harbor strong convictions without evidence belong at the margins of our societies, not in our halls of power.” ~ Sam Harris

“No discovery, no advancement of understanding was ever achieved by prayer or faith, only through effort and exploration.” ~ Craig Smith

“I look forward to the day the cross sits discarded beside the swastika as just another reminder of the dangers of blind faith.” ~ Craig Smith

“Religion is a bad answer to a good question.” ~ Unknown

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” ~ Thomas Mann

“When the whole world doesn’t believe in God, it’ll be a great place.” ~ Philip Roth

“Being an atheist feels like being the only sober person in a car full of drunk people, and they refuse to let you drive.” ~ Unknown

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~ Marie Curie

“Life should be built on modern truths, not medieval superstitions.” ~ Unknown

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ~ Carl Sagan

“All thinking men are atheists.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“Truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.” ~ Ricky Gervais

“Christians fight with guns. Muslims fight with explosives. Atheists fight with knowledge.” ~ Nikos Loxas

“Let religion compete in the marketplace for ideas, not seek shelter behind special privileges.” ~ The Economist

“I think religion should be treated with ridicule, hatred, and contempt, and I claim that right.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

Clergy

“The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool” ~ Voltaire

“As people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers.” ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

“There is in every village a torch – the teacher; and an extinguisher – the clergyman.” ~ Victor Hugo

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” ~ Edward Gibbon

“Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” ~ Denis Diderot

Claiming knowledge

“Faith is the false certainty of pretending to know what nobody can. I don’t want to lie to myself, so I cannot have faith.” ~ @TacomaAtheist

“Religion happens when humans need comfort for their inability to understand reality.” ~ Mark Zvaleko

“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“Religion requires no skill what so ever; just credulity, a soft head and the unconscious yearn to know absolutely nothing.” ~ Phiwe Nkonki

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with NOT understanding the world.” ~ Richard Dawkins

“Religious faith not only lacks evidence; its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops.” ~ Richard Dawkins

“I believe in what there is. Nothing more. Nothing less.” ~ Janet Lee

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.” ~ Bertrand Russell

“What is reasonable about believing in provably false fairy tales?” ~ Craig Smith

“A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.” ~ David Stevens

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” ~ Anne Lamott

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” ~ Carl Sagan

“What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

Dogma

“Be wary of any story that comes with these two instructions: 1) This is absolutely true. 2) It is evil to check the veracity of rule 1.” ~ @scott_hurst

“God should know people can’t be trusted with religion.” ~ Jessie Herrera

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Blasphemy is a victimless crime.” ~ Richard Dawkins

“Skepticism is the highest duty and blind faith the one unpardonable sin.” ~ Thomas Huxley

“Faith is the unflagging determination to remain ignorant in the face of any and all evidence that you’re ignorant.” ~ S. Mason

“He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.” ~ William Drummond

Faith

“I am a person of faith: I am a person who will believe practically anything on no evidence at all.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

“Doesn’t it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god?” ~ Unknown

“If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits.” ~ Dan Barker

“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.” ~ Robert Pirsig

“Faith is believing something you know ain’t true.” ~ Mark Twain

“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

“You can not convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it is based on a deep-seated need to believe.” ~ Unknown

“Believing is easier than thinking. Hence so many more believers than thinkers.” ~ Bruce Calvert

Reason & science

“Science: trying to find the answers. Religion: making them up.” ~ T. Z. Butler

“Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.” ~ Tim Minchin

“The wonderful thing about science is that it doesn’t ask for your faith, it just asks for your eyes, and for you to use your mind.” ~ @Monicks

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~ Aldous Huxley

“Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, ‘Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith!'” ~ Dan Barker

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.” ~ Isaac Asimov

“There must be a God, because I don’t know how things work.”
~ Stephen Colbert

“Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn’t there.” ~ Robert Heinlein

“Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.” ~ Chapman Cohen

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect, has intended us to forego their use.” ~ Galileo

“A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.” ~ David Stevens

Scripture

“…the Bible is such a book of lies and contradictions there is no knowing which part to believe or whether any.” ~ Thomas Paine

“No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The Holy Bible. Promoting ignorance and superstition for nearly 2000 years.” ~ @RosaRubicondior

“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

“It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.” ~ George W. Foote

“The Quran says Jihad (holy war) is Hillal (acceptable, lawful, legal)” ~ Ere Thomas

“Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.” ~ Marie de France

“Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?” ~ Robert M. Price

“Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” ~ Thomas Paine

“For someone who is supposed to be perfect, we have to make an awful lot of excuses for Him.” ~ Unknown

The founding fathers of the USA

“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“In the affairs of the world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the lack of it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.” ~ James Madison

“Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption” ~ James Madison

“Preachers dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

We discover in the gospel a groundwork of vulgar ignorance” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.” ~ John Adams

“Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years?” ~ John Adams

“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.” ~ John Adams

“The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing.” ~ Thomas Paine

“The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the Divine will. I hope it will not be irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal His will to others, on a point so connected with my duty, it might be supposed that He would reveal it directly to me […] These are not, however, the days of miracles […] I must study the plain, physical facts of the case, ascertain what is possible, and learn what appears to be wise and right.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“The government of the USA is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.” ~ 1796 Tripoli treaty

43 Responses to About

  1. Caleb Powell says:

    Great list, one minor comment:

    The Voltaire quote is mistranslated, “Ceux qui vous font croire des absurdités, peuvent vous faire commettre des atrocities.!” = Those who can make you believe absurdity can make you commit atrocity.

  2. MT says:

    Thanks, corrected! And I’ll be adding more posts…

  3. Ken says:

    Love your tagline “Where knowledge ends, religion begins” and picture sequence! Great series of quotes, also. You’re bookmarked – and linked!

    • Demetrius says:

      This is a very misinterpreted quote. The autor, Benjamin Disraeli was a “devout Anglican since his baptism at age 12” so, bearing that in mind, it´s obvious that he tried to say that religion is the answer to all questions that knowledge can´t answer.

      Not so much of an atheistic quote. 😉

      • RP says:

        Thanks for this correction. Do you have a source?

        I could argue that this information actually makes the quote even more potent. But it’s not really fair to the man, so I think I’ll replace the quote.

  4. Cool site… I’ll share my favorite:
    “The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail”
    Gustaf Lindbor

  5. MT says:

    @Dentist: Thanks, quote added.
    @Ken: The tagline is a quote from Benjamin Disraeli.

  6. Simen says:

    Really like this blog, heres a few of mine:

    Lighthouses are more helpful then churches. — Benjamin Franklin

    It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous. — Gloria Steinem

    Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night — Isaac Asimov

    Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. — Denis Diderot

    A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. — Samuel Clemens

    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. — Edward Gibbon

    The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church. — Ferdinand Magellan

    The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. – Delos B. McKown

    Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? – Unknown

    With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg

    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. – Christopher Hitchens

    I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. – Stephen Roberts

    It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. – Mark Twain

    Atheism is a non-prophet organization. – George Carlin

    When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. – Robert Pirsig

    Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. – Ronnie Snow

    Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. – Unknown

  7. MT says:

    Quotes page updated and reorganized.

  8. Phiwe says:

    OMG my quote is here 🙂

  9. Easter Bunny says:

    So if Jesus was resurrected, then he did not die for your sins… 🙂

  10. nilo says:

    “Militant christians fight with guns. Militant islamists fight with explosives. Militant atheists fight with knowledge.”

    Actually this is
    “Christians fight with guns. Muslims fight with explosives. Atheists fight with knowledge…”

    which is said by Nikos Loxas

    • MT says:

      Thanks, corrected. (A quick Google didn’t completely confirm that it’s his quote, but I’ll assume this is the case unless someone else has a better source.)

  11. nilo says:

    ^Because I am Nikos Loxas 😉

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  13. knight says:

    If religion poisons, why isn’t the world and your hate-poisoned self dead? Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh?

    And “Truth does not demand belief.” was written by a former admitted faith nut, whose NON SCIENTIFIC REASON FOR NO LONGER HAVING FAITH WAS SIMPLY BECAUSE “I LOST FAITH IN FAITH” which is an ILLOGICAL NONSENSICAL STATEMENT WHICH CONTRADICTS ITSELF: HE’S SAYING THAT BELIEF IN THINGS THAT YOU CAN’T SEE IS NOT SCIENTIFIC OR LOGICAL. Further his following statement is is nonsensical because IT’S NOT RELATED TO THE POINT OF THE SUBJECT OF THE FIRST STATEMENT: TRUTH IS NOT ALIVE, IT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING BUT EXIST AND SERVE AS A BASIS FOR REALITY, THE SUBJECT THEN SWITCHES TO “[ALL] CHRISTIANS ARE INSECURE WE ALL WOULD THINK, BECAUSE THEY SAY “I MUST HAVE FAITH”, WHICH IS A NON SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT WITHOUT EVIDENCE THAT THEREFORE REQUIRES FAITH TO BELIEF IN, IT IS NOT EVIDENCE THAT TRUTH DOESN’T DEMAND BELIEF. FURTHER, HE’S IMPLYING YOU CAN JUST KNOW THE TRUTH WITHOUT BELIEF/FAITH, WHICH IS A MISDEFINITION OF THE WORDS “FAITH” AND “BELIEF”, SO, MULTIPLE LOGIC ERRORS: DENIGRATING FAITH AND BELIEF WHICH ARE REQUIRED TO BELIEVE HIS NONSENSICAL STATEMENTS, INCORRECTLY CATEGORIZING FAITH AND BELIEF AS BEING THE SAME WHEN THE CONTEXT HE USES EACH WORD IN CAUSES THEM TO HAVE TO HAVE DIFFERENT MEANINGS, CONTRADICTING HIMSELF: NEGATING THAT BELIEF AND FAITH IS NEEDED TO BEEELIIIIEVE HIS RANT, NOT USING SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE LIKE THE SCIENTISTS HE PRETENDS TO ENDORSE WOULD TO PROGRESS SCIENCE, AND NOT USING SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE AT ALL. FURTHER, CHRISTIANS DON’T SAY THE THINGS HE CLAIMS. FOR SOMEONE WHO CLAIMED TO BE A FORMER MINISTER, WHETHER HE WAS ONE OR NOT, HE IS CLEARLY A MORON LACKING IN COMMON SENSE, LOGIC, AND WHO JUST LIKE HE SAID, DID NOT LEARN LOGIC, DID NOT PROGRESS IN WISDOM, BUT “JUST LOST FAITH IN FAITH”, AND WHICH IS STATEMENT WHICH IF USED AGAINST RELIGION OR THEISM, IS BEGGING THE QUESTION, BECAUSE IT MAKES NO POINT. AND AS FOR SCIENTISTS NOT JOINING HANDS… SINCE WHEN? THIS DUMB IDIOT IMPLIED THERE ARE NO RELIGIOUS OR CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS, WHICH IS THE STATEMENT OF A HATEFUL IGNORANT LACKING IN COMMON SENSE. FURTHER, SCIENTISTS NEVER GATHER TO AFFIRM WHAT THEY BELIEVE!? THEY DO THAT EVERY DAY YOU ATHEIST MORONS! JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T SAY ALOUD HOLDING SOMEONE’S HANDS “I BELIEVE” DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T DO IT ON THE INSIDE OR IN SOME OTHER WAY. MANY SCIENTISTS ALWAYS USE FAITH TO LIVE AND ALWAYS GATHER IN SCHOOLS, WORK, OR AT THEIR HOMES EXCEPT FOR ONES. MANY RAISE THEIR CHILDREN TO TRUST THEM THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID AT SCHOOL OR ANYWHERE ELSE BUT TO “BE STRONG”, AND TELLING THEM THAT WITHOUT EVIDENCE, SO THEN REQUIRING THEM TO HAVE FAITH. ONCE AGAIN IT IS CLEAR THAT ATHEISTS ARE HYPOCRITES, STUPID, ULTRA MORONS, WHO THINK THEIR FEELINGS AND STUPID LITTLE JOKES MAKES THEM WISE AND SCIENTISTS OR EQUAL TO THEM, AND AS IF ANY SCIENTIST WAS AUTOMATICALLY PERFECT IN WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE AND MORALITY MERELY BECAUSE, OH MY GOD, THEY’RE DOING SCIENCE. SO IF EVERYDAY I TEST TO SEE IF A ROCK WILL DROP WHENEVER I LET IT GO, I’VE BECOME GOD. NOT EVEN WRONG YOU IDIOTS. FAIL.

    http://eternian.wordpress.com – Christ heals hypocrites.

    [corrected version, the first post was missing the second half of the word WITHOUT]

  14. MT says:

    Dear Mr. “Knight”,

    Thank you so much for informing us about “SCIENCE” and “COMMON SENSE” in such an eloquent way.

    You are completely free to believe in any kind of space ghost, zombie jew or eight-legged flying horse you wish. Just don’t try to impose your bronze age morals or dangerous theocratic rules on the rest of us. That’s all atheists ask for. Easy, no?

    • And learn to use comma, common english sentence structures, and correct use of the Shift and/or CapsLock keys…

      • MT says:

        I’m sure God appreciates Mr. Knight’s effectiveness in helping to fight atheists. Perhaps Mr. Knight heard a voice in his head, God asking him for help to teach atheists a lesson on this web site. How unfortunate that we atheists won’t be rewarded with the opportunity to spend an eternity in the presence of Mr. Knights graceful company.

  15. Gordon Smith says:

    An excellent selection of intelligent, eloquent quotes.
    I shall be adding a link to this site from my own:
    http://www.nonsenseingenesis.org (a work in progress)

  16. Pete UK says:

    I love the list of quotes, and I’m sure I’ll make use of them, and it’s refreshing to see yet another website based on reason. Bookmarked.

  17. Chady K says:

    “A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.” – James Feibleman

  18. David House says:

    My apologies for pointing it out, but whoever created the image of the foolish supplicants has no regard for the suffering of the starving child, even while the argument being implied is that others (pointing: “them”) have insufficient regard for that same suffering. Consider: if that were your child, your son or daughter in that picture, would you consider for an instant using the picture in such a way? Some mother’s heart was broken, slowly, while that child starved. A photographer, who if she or he were human, a mench, is even now haunted and troubled by what they saw, took that picture. And here it is used to make fun of the beliefs of others? The implicit message is that “these folks who pray have no perspective, they are not troubled by the suffering of this child, they have not thought carefully.” What can one say? The author of this page is liable to each and every one of the same charges. Where is the moral high ground?

    • Diane G. says:

      While I would not have used such an image in such a context myself, I think the implicit message is more that the existence of such suffering makes the idea of an all-loving god ludicrous, and to point out the hoops many believers have to jump through to justify their beliefs in the face of such contrary evidence.

      • David House says:

        Do the ends justify the means, then? The child is real, her suffering was real. If such suffering is indeed a tragedy, then it should not be exploited in any way; not for any reason. It is the moral equivalent of using Nazi research into how long it took people to succumb to death when they were put in freezing water, except no lives are saved by using such an image. No doubt the picture is popular, the same way and for the same reasons that the crowd roars approval when a boxer lands a solid punch in a brutal boxing match. Hooray for our side? It’s thoughtless: cruel to the child, and casually inhuman. Does this image reflect the standard that atheism is supposed to attain? Again, where is the moral high ground?

  19. Fabulous site. Interesting, informative, sometimes funny, often depressing.

    Keep up the great work!

    “Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.” ~ Voltaire

    Religion is one of the ways the neochipms (i.e. the masses who have more in common with chimpanzees than human beings) stole control of the species.

    Check out my posts, Why the Least Evolved Reject Evolution
    http://dopamineproject.org/2011/07/why-the-least-evolved-reject-evolution/

    and

    Religion and Dopamine Addiction: The Triple Whammy
    http://dopamineproject.org/2011/07/religion-and-dopamine-addiction-the-triple-whammy/

  20. robert landbeck says:

    While in agreement with every anti-religious sentiment listed above, the underlying assumptions of this seemingly unending debate may have changed. and with potentially dramatic effect: The bottom line may not be what anyone expected: The whole have history has the God question wrong! For what science and religion, not to mention the rest of us, thought impossible has now happened. History has its first literal, testable and fully demonstrable proof for faith.

    The first wholly new interpretation for two thousand years of the moral teachings of Christ is published on the web. Radically different from anything else we know of from history, this new teaching is predicated upon a precise, predefined and predictable experience and called ‘the first Resurrection’ in the sense that the Resurrection of Jesus was intended to demonstrate Gods’ willingness to real Himself and intervene directly into the natural world for those obedient to His will, paving the way for access, by faith, to the power of divine transcendence and ultimate proof!

    Thus ‘faith’ becomes an act of trust in action, to search and discover this direct individual intervention into the natural world by omnipotent power that confirms divine will, law, command and covenant, which at the same time, realigns our moral compass with the Divine, “correcting human nature by a change in natural law, altering biology, consciousness and human ethical perception beyond all natural evolutionary boundaries.” So like it or no, a new religious teaching, testable by faith, meeting all Enlightenment criteria of evidence based causation and definitive proof now exists. Nothing short of an intellectual, moral and religious revolution is getting under way. To test or not to test, that is the question? More info at http://www.energon.org.uk,

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  22. Santhosh Jayen says:

    When God is asking you to accept him with your complete surrendering of your’s one & all, than that God must be crazy with his egoistic feelings otherwise he must be afraid of your knowledge which can turn you as ruler of him. So if God is really omnipotent, he should not care about you & should never expect any sort attention from you because he must be in the position of beyond the feeling of to see for to show and to hear for to tell !
    -Santhosh Jayen
    Pjsanthoshjayen@gmail.com

  23. Santhosh Jayen says:

    When God is asking you to accept him with your complete surrendering of your’s one & all, than that God must be crazy with his egoistic feelings otherwise he must be afraid of your knowledge which can turn you as ruler of him. So if God is really omnipotent, he should not care about you & should never expect any sort attention from you because he must be in the position of beyond the feeling of to see for to show and to hear for to tell !
    -Santhosh Jayen
    “The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
    God will Accept your prayer only when you realize that you are created by as himself,
    God will Love you only when you are loved by all living beings,
    God will give you deathless life only when you live for to save his creations.
    -Santhosh Jayen
    Pjsanthoshjayen@gmail.com

  24. Diane G. says:

    Yawn.

  25. Alex says:

    Knight is like ” check mate atheist” lmao

  26. nancy2222222 says:

    I too love this blog! Everything in it is true important and sometimes very funny! I will stay with this one for ever!! :->

  27. Matt says:

    This site is incredible – I wish I could promote it more than I do already. The reason flowing through these words really needs to be noticed by a lot more people – it’s a shame that something as ridiculous as faith is so scarily infectious.

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  29. Jay Bandl says:

    Religions germinate and evolve as insurance against calamities.
    At death, the hell insurance should pay, but we hear not.
    Integrity demands that I don’t play the insurance game,
    and integrity is not just insurance.

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