Celebrity Quotes Regarding Religion
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"Faith is believing something you know ain’t true." [Mark Twain]
"A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows." [Mark Twain]
"If there is a God, he is a malign thug." [Mark Twain]
Mr. Clemens was once asked whether he feared death. He said that he did not, in view of the fact that he had been dead for billions and billions of years before he was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
"We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough religion to make us love one another." [Jonathan Swift]
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious convictions." [Pascal]
It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes"
"The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages-- as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already." [Edward Abbey]
God did not create the world in 7 days. He screwed around for 6 days and then pulled an all-nighter.
Man created God in his own image.
God hated the world so much that he sent his only son so that whoever does not believe in him will perish and be denied eternal life.
"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?" [Douglas Adams]
"Not only is God dead, but just try to find a plumber on weekends." [Woody Allen]
God wanted to have a
holiday, so He asked St. Peter for suggestions on where
"The world holds two classes
of men -- intelligent men without religion, and
religious men without intelligence."
"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God." [George Bush]
"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]
"To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance.
Theists think all gods but
theirs are false.
Why does the Vatican have lightning rods?
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.
Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
"I distrust 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]
"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.[Aristotle, "Politics"]
"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin." [Cardinal Bellarmino 1615, during the trial of Galileo]
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." [First Amendment, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution]
"Gilles de Rais supposedly sodomized, mutilated, and murdered more than 700 children. At his trial he told of his usual procedure of sexually assaulting boys, cutting open their chests and burying his face in their lungs, and opening their abdomens and handling their intestines. He also confessed to necrophilia with the dismembered bodies and to attempted intercourse with a fetus he cut out of a pregnant woman. At his trial de Rais REPENTED, and the bishop of Nantes WAS FORCED TO RECEIVE HIM BACK INTO THE CHURCH." [_Bodies_Under_Siege_ p.9-10]
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
"I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."
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The Treaty of Tripoli
A Peace treaty between the US and Tripoli of Barbari
Unanimously approved by the Senate on June 7, 1797 and subsequently signed by President John Adams.
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Disturbing quotes from the Bush Family
George H.W. Bush Sr. on atheism:
Question: "Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?"
Bush Sr:. "No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."
Evolution is not a theory
The Internet Infidels Website promotes the naturalistic factual world.
A view supported by evidence.
The supernatural view has no evidence to support it, faith is not fact.
Local atheist Wendy Britton on Michael Medved's
Right Wing Radio Show in 2005
She went on the Argosy cruise boat for their advertised Holiday Karaoke event. Instead of pleasant music, she's seeing extremely offensive material by the guests of KTTH. They are singing parody songs like 'It's Getting To Feel A Lot Like Ramadan" by the conservative Seattle AM radio station's guests. One of their guests was Medved. The event is described here by BlatherWatch. Following the cruise, she was invited on Medved's show.