I have several journals filled with my favorite quotes, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes about religion, atheism and philosophy. And I encourage you to do the same. :)
"No Gods - No Masters." Margaret Sanger
"Creationists make it sound like a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." -Isaac Asimov
"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." -Isaac Asimov
Ambrose Bierce terms and definitions from The Devil's Dictionary:
"Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel."
"Heathen, n. A benighten creature who has the folly to worship something that he can see and feel."
"Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does."
"Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
"Religion, n. : A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife." Douglas Adams
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever." Woody Allen
"It is the absolutism of theism, its pernicious influence upon humanity, its paralyzing effect upon thought and action, which Atheism is fighting with all its power." Emma Goldman
"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon." Susan Ertz
"The Bible and Church have been the greatest stumbling block
in the way of women's emancipation." Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves--or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth." Ayn Rand
"The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive- a definition that invalidates man's consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence...Man's mind, say the mystics of spirit, must be subordinated to the will of God... Man's standard of value, say the mystics of spirit, is the pleasure of God, whose standards are beyond man's power of comprehension and must be accepted on faith....The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question" Ayn Rand
"Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought." Ayn Rand