Atheist and Secular Quotes and Wisdom
Compiled by Ahreeman X
Updated: January 12, 2014
things invisible is the natural seed that which everyone in himself
men are atheists."
to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith,
and without faith I am nothing."
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?"
"I do not
think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given
us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their
use, giving us by some other means the information that we could
gain through them."
achieve no greater spirituality... than with hard science."
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."
common explanation given for death and destruction attributed to
'Acts of God' is that God is unknowable and beyond human understanding.
That also happens to be the very best description there is for what
does not exist."
be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create
(Arthur C. Clarke)
stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and
hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
(Sir Winston Churchill)
serves men as blinders serve horses."
count the dead, when God's on your side!"
that there is a big difference between kneeling down and bending
a concept by which we measure our pain."
make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being
drunk all night."
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)
"I do not
believe in any revelation. As for a future life, every man must
judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."
the phrase of Voltaire, and say that if God really existed, it would
be necessary to abolish him."
of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything.
Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything
which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance ...
logic can be happily tossed out the window."
teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word
think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing
anything equal to it."
the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the
private schools, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep
the church and the state forever separated."
(Ulysses S. Grant)
leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws,
to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue
(Sir Francis Bacon)
is God; what we know is science."
is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals
because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength
isn't so atheistic that it wears itself out showing that God doesn't
exist. Rather, it declares that even if God did exist, that would
are sick men's dreams, false .. demonstrably false .. and pernicious."
never bring anything ... They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot,
the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but to the enlightened
it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for
(W. C. Fields)
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."
to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing
is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because
we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe."
can remove a mountain, but doubt can put it back in place again."
(if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most
Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child."
(Robert A. Heinlein)
is designed for stupid people.
Science is designed for stupid people,
who are embarrassed by their stupidity,
who want to do something about it."
beings in these regions should therefore not be surprised if they
observe that their locality in the universe satisfies the conditions
that are necessary for their existence. It is a bit like a rich
person living in a wealthy neighborhood not seeing any poverty."
"I do not
believe in a personal God."
"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
must be Religion. Otherwise the poor would murder the rich."
those people who know so well what God wants them to do because
I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
(Susan B. Anthony)
should say to outsiders is that a Christian has neither more nor
less rights in our Association than an atheist. When our platform
becomes too narrow for people of all creeds and of no creeds, I
myself shall not stand upon it."
(Susan B. Anthony)
has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human
history than any other single idea."
(Madalyn Murray O'Hair)
All Gods come
from the same place - One's Imagination!
(Madalyn Murray O'Hair)
that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind --
that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical
side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear
and honest thinking."
(H. L. Mencken)
is so absurd that it comes close to imbecility."
(H. L. Mencken)
as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise
is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly
the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to
feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you
in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole
thing -- fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death.
Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if
cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand."
is absolute; God, Angels, Prophets, Saints, Messengers, Church,
Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, Laws, Rules, and Regulations are no exceptions
to this. The only element which is absolute is the Change in itself."
elements has put the last nail in the coffin of Philosophical Idealism
1. Theory of Evolution in biology by Charles Darwin
2. Theory of Relativity in physics by Albert Einstein
3. The Conservation Law of Matter and Energy in physics
Finally religion is scientifically dead."
and missionaries of religion have been the real cause of more trouble
and war than all other classes of mankind."
(Edgar Allan Poe)
who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter ... than you and
I; and all religion ... is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear,
greed, imagination and poetry."
(Edgar Allan Poe)
is a crutch for the weak-minded."
religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need
strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses
in other people's business."
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 ten things he does
not want you to do
And if you do any of these ten 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 forever and ever till the end of time!
... But He loves you ...."
worship a dead Jew on a stick."
controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable
hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped
that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians
so that their religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society."
never been a communicant."
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
that in this country there must be complete severance of Church
and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose
of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public
schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated
for sectarian schools."
to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
are more helpful than churches."
affairs of the world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want
almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity
been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places,
pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the
laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."
bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every
new and successful example, therefore, of a perfect separation between
the ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance; and I have
no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one
has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist
in greater purity the less they are mixed together"
not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it
is apt to lead to Infidelity."
is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give
assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some
of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas
of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal
as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake... Religion
is all bunk."
"I do not
believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into
the public schools of the United States."
"I do not
fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions
and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the
slightest inconvenience from it."
the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it
is the parts that I do understand."
is believing what you know ain't so."
is the opiate of the masses."
requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion."
is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless
world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the
question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God,
who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes."
false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational
decision, to drain people of their free will -- and a hell of a
lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy,
but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more
than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain."
God was on high and he controlled the world and therefore we must
pray against Satan. Well, if God controls the world, he controls
Satan. For me, religion was full of misstatements and reaches of
logic that I just couldn't agree with."
be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in
of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian
of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity."
human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition
and dogmatism cannot confine it."
of this world beckoned as a liberation ... The road to this paradise
was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious
paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted
having chosen it."
our inner experiences consist of reproductions, and combinations
of sensory impressions, the concept of a soul without a body seem
to me to be empty and devoid of meaning."
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."
are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure
about the universe."
against childish helplessness is what lends its characteristic features
to the adult's reaction to the helplessness which he has to acknowledge
- a reaction which is precisely the formation of religion."
originates in the child's and young mankind's fears and need for
help. It cannot be otherwise."
man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal
and wholesome life."
is comparable to a childhood neurosis."
claims require extraordinary evidence"
convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on
evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe."
is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that
religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude,
a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly,
always trying to understand all things as a part of nature."
but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe,
and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy."
far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist
in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that
the Gods are the dreams of men."
off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds
are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call
on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness
even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more
approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear."
examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not
find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming
feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology."
always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing,
than to believe what is wrong."
of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of
Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned,
yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been
the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and
the other half hypocrites."
"I do not
find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."
country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in
return for protection to his own"
is the most perverted system that ever shone on man."
religions the Christianity is without doubt the one which should
inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been
the most intolerant of all men."
is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that
has ever infected the world."
can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and
a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."
difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool"
believe absurdities will commit atrocities."
is the voice of a few intelligent people."
in the sickness as the sickness - It was [Religion] which first
painted the Devil on the world's wall; it was [Religion] which first
brought sin into the world. Belief in the cure which it offered
has now been shaken at its very roots: but 'belief in the sickness'
which it teaches and propagates continues to exist."
nation is on the downward path, when it feels its belief in its
own future, its hope of freedom slipping from it, when it begins
to see submission as a first necessity and the virtues of submission
as measures of self-preservation, then it must overhaul its God."
"God is dead." "Where has God gone?" he cried.
"I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I."
"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?"
means not wanting to know what is true."
are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."
neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at
stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove
coming into contact with a religious man, I always feel I must wash
people are usually tend to be:
because if they had any studies in physics, biology, or philosophy,
then they would not be religious!
because if they have ever taken a course in logic and argumentation
and truly studied it, then they would have changed their chain of
because they just continue in their belief by only the blind faith
rather than asking for proofs and logical explanations!
because they are not often readers, they just follow the word of
mouth rather than doing some investigation and reading of their
because they are too deep into matters of destiny, omen, faith,
lord's will, good and evil, luck, bad seed, good fortune, evil eye,
and other nonsense that they cannot even think with free minds!
because they are easily emotionally influenced by their leaders,
to be forced into religious excitements, disturbances, riots, or
holy wars (Jihads)!
because they often do not want to learn something new daily or have
tendency to change things; however, they are just happy to maintain
the Status Quo as it has been for decades and centuries!
h) Weak, because
in times of crisis, they have to escape to supernatural rather than
strongly rely on themselves to take the most logical step towards
finding the solution!
because their belief in their blind faith is unshakable, not for
any logical reasons what so ever, yet because their parents believed
the same and their grand parents taught their parents so!
because they will not accept any change, ration, logic, or anything
different from their norm, no matter how pleasantly acceptable it
may seem; therefore, they will stick to their ancient ways as if
it has been written to be the unchangeable law!
because they often are willing to prove their point by the use of
violence, they will oppress anyone who says anything different,
some are even willing to fight and die to become martyrs so they
can buy their keys to the heaven!
Mind is a terrible thing to waste on religion, so study, learn,
examine, experience, experiment, use dialogue, discuss, and educate
are nothing but story books made for adults by charlatans called
the prophets and their sidekick saints; furthermore, when sitting
at the dinner table and thankfully praying to some invisible myth
for giving you the food, try thanking your brain and arm muscles
for working hard and providing that meal."
Thinking is the key to open the door towards the scientific and
logical ultimate alternative; therefore, this key will save us from
sliding down towards the depths of ignorance, superstition, supernatural,
and the dark pits of the Religious Abyss."
Knowledge is the key to freedom, Religious Superstition is the key
is an illusion. The future of this illusion offers heaven, and if
you don't play along, it ships you to hell!"
has nothing to do with the belief in religion and God. Morality
is a doctrine and principles, which the man can set for himself
to become a better man. If anything, the religion is the most immoral
phenomenon in history of mankind, because it is The Big Lie."
a theory for you: Your Mothers were apes and your fathers were little
green aliens, but there were no holy intelligent designer involved
in this evolution, so deal with it!"
to buy salvation, go to the Mosque. I make you earn your salvation
is for simple minds. Simple minds, simple pleasures!"
has to escape from reality and wrap himself in a security blanket.
This security blanket is called God."
man was weak, helpless and ignorant; therefore, he created God!"
are charlatans with tools to sell salvation, their tools are called
the holy books!"
God, I The Creator
dead, long live the thinking man!"
it all comes down to:
People of intellect
versus people of faith,
Science/Logic versus Faith."
“God is a myth.
Religion is a superstition.
Prophets are Charlatans.”
“Life without Evolution is like American Football without Forward Pass!”
May the wisdom
be with you
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