Isaac Asimov On Religion
"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."-- Isaac Asimov"Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is tooimportant to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly andignorant superstition."-- Isaac Asimov"Imagine the people who believe such things and who are notashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinkingminds through all the centuries since the Bible was written.And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the mostunimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who wouldmake themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who wouldforce their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who wouldinvade our schools and libraries and homes. I personallyresent it bitterly..."-- Isaac Asimov, Canadian Atheists Newsletter, 1994"To rebel against a powerful political, economic, religious, or social establishment is very dangerous and very few peopledo it, except, perhaps, as part of a mob. To rebel against the"scientific" establishment, however, is the easiest thing in theworld, and anyone can do it and feel enormously brave,without risking as much as a hangnail. Thus, the vastmajority, who believe in astrology and think that the planetshave nothing better to do than form a code that will tell themwhether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it."-- Isaac Asimov"...if I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God whowould choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whoseevery word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul,foul, foul."-- Isaac Asimov, "I. Asimov: A Memoir"