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Atheist Quotes - 2

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1My favorite quotes12/24/07 15:47:13http://www.mega.nu:8080/atheist_quotes_1.htmloriginal source here
MyFavorite Quotes
Celeberty atheists Famous dead non-theists The Thomas Paine LibraryThis is a collection of some of my favorite quotes, I will be adding to it as I find more of them.Quotes from:
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Presidents and StatesmenThomas EdisonMark TwainAlbert EinsteinCarl SaganSteven HawkingRichard DawkinsSigmund FreudOther ScientistsPage 2
"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."[Benjamin Franklin]"When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care tosupport it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being abad one."[Ben Franklin, _Poor Richard's Almanac_, 1754 (Works, Volume XIII)]"My parents had early given me religious impressions, and brought me through my childhood piously in the dissenting[puritan] way. But I was scarce fifteen, when, after doubting by turns of several points, as I found them disputed in thedifferent books I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself. Some books against Deism fell into my hands; they weresaid to be the substance of sermons preached at Boyle's lectures. [Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a British physicist whoendowed the Boyle Lectures for defense of Christianity.] It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary towhat was intended by them; for the arguments of the deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me muchstronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a thorough deist"[Benjamin Franklin, "Autobiography,"p.66 as published in *The AmericanTradition in Literature,* seventh edition (short), McGraw-Hill,p.180]"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies."[Benjamin Franklin, in _Toward The Mystery_]
2My favorite quotes12/24/07 15:47:13http://www.mega.nu:8080/atheist_quotes_1.html"I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but thatHe is even infinitely above it."[Benjamin Franklin from "Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion", Nov. 20, 1728]"Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man."[Thomas Paine]"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."[Thomas Paine]"As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and ahistory of bad times and bad men."[Thomas Paine, writing to Andrew Dean August 15, 1806]"...Thomas did not believe the resurrection [John 20:25], and, as they say, would not believe without having ocular andmanual demonstration himself. So neither will I, and the reason is equally as good for me, and for every other person, asfor Thomas."[Thomas Paine, Age Of Reason, pg. 54]"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests onno principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion."[Thomas Paine]"The continually progressive change to which the meaning of words is subject, the want of a universal language whichrenders translation necessary, the errors to which translations are again subject, the mistakes of copyists and printers,together with the possibility of willful alteration, are of themselves evidences that the human language, whether inspeech or in print, cannot be the vehicle of the Word of God. The Word of God exists in something else."[Thomas Paine, Age of Reason]"The adulterous connection between church and state."[Thomas Paine, _The Age of Reason_]"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelentingvindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistant that we call it the word of ademon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for mypart, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel."[Thomas Paine, _The Age of Reason_]"That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible doesnot."[The Life and Works of Thomas Paine, Vol. 9 p. 134]"The NT, compared with the Old, is like a farce of one act..."[_The Age of Reason_, Thomas Paine, p. 153]"There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity andto every idea we have of moral justice....".
3My favorite quotes12/24/07 15:47:13http://www.mega.nu:8080/atheist_quotes_1.html[Thomas Paine]"..but the Bible is such a book of lies and contradictions there is no knowing which part to believe or whether any..."[_The Age of Reason_, Thomas Paine, p. 104]"As to the book called the Bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions, and ahistory of bad times and bad men. There are but a few good characters in the whole book."[Thomas Paine, Letter to William Duane, April 23, 1806]"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by theTurkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church."[Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason]"The story of Jesus Christ appearing after he was dead is the story of an apparition, such as timid imaginations canalways create in vision, and credulity believe. Stories of this kind had been told of the assassination of Julius Caesar..."[Thomas Paine]"What is it the Bible teaches us? - raping, cruelty, and murder. What is it the New Testament teaches us? - to believe thatthe Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is calledfaith."[Thomas Paine]"There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is inevery country the surest basis of public happiness."[George Washington, address to Congress, 8 January, 1790]"In those parts of the world where learning and science have prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it asare barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue."[Ethan Allen, Reason the Only Oracle of Man, pamphlet, 1784]"While we are under the tyranny of Priests [...] it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, inorder to establish systems incompatible therewith."[Ethan Allen, _Reason_the_Only_Oracle_of_Man_]"The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicatedstatements of Christian dogma."[Abraham Lincoln]"I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, and highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to thepope and his followers, the papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws thattheir conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity."[Abraham Lincoln]"My earlier views at the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, havebecome clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them."[Abraham Lincoln, letter to Judge J.S. Wakefield, after the death of Willie Lincoln]

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