"Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition." — Paul Keller, American rationalist.

"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." — Mark Twain.

"It seems odd that those who scoff at sun worshippers are apt to worship a vacuum."

"The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool." — Voltaire.

"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." — Voltaire.

"Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend."

"Religion is a major weapon in the war against reality."

"Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system." — Thomas Paine (1737-1809), american writer and activist.

"Nuke an unborn gay whale for Jesus." — Bumper sticker.

"Televangelists: The Pro Wrestlers of religion." — Stephen Wright.

"History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion — i.e., none to speak of." — Lazarus Long.

"A celibate clergy is an especially good idea as it eliminates any genetic tendencies towards fanaticism." — Carl Sagan.

"A deep unwavering belief is a sure sign you're missing something..."

"Rumour has it that only 3 commandments were offered initially. When it was determined that it was for free, well..."

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." — Winston Churchill.

"A fanatic is a man who does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case." — Finley Peter Dunne (1867—1936).

"There are ten church members by inheritance for every one by conviction."

"Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong'."

"The mind of the fundamentalist is like the pupil of the eye: the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract."

"A religion is a cult that succeeded."

"The difference between a cult and a religion is that the latter is old. Like, stepping into a pile of dogshit makes you curse, but stepping into a pile of dinosaur shit makes you famous. Despite both being crap." — Opportunist.

"Cult: a small unpopular religion.
Religion: a large popular cult."

"A mythology is someone else's religion, different enough from your own for its absurdity to be obvious."

"Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate." — F.M. Knowles.

"Exploring the universe through meditation is like studying human relationships through masturbation."

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Comment by Jerome on August 4, 2008 at 8:49am
"The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool." — Voltaire.

So true. I really like that one.

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