Quotes on Religion

6 04 2008
I just found these quotes on religion by such brilliant men as Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin or Voltaire. Let me share them with you:
Faith is believing something you know ain’t true.” [Mark Twain]
Religion is regarded by common people as true, by the wise as false and by rulers as useful.” [Seneca]
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.” [Napoleon Bonaparte]
Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” [Thomas Jefferson]
Religion is just mind control.” [George Carlin]
My view is that if there is no evidence for it, then forget about it.” [Carl Sagan]
If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.” [Voltaire]
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things. But for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” [Steven Weinberg]


The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.” [Elizabeth Cady Stanton]
People should reject God defiantly in order to pour out all their loving solicitude upon mankind.” [Albert Camus]
All thinking men are atheists.” [Ernest Hemingway]
Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” [Friedrich Nietzsche]
It appears to me that direct arguments against christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; and freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.” [Charles Darwin]
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.” [Albert Einstein]
I cannot believe in the immortality of the soul…. No, all this talk of an existence for us, as individuals, beyond the grave is wrong. It is born of our tenacity of life – our desire to go on living … our dread of coming to an end.” [Thomas A. Edison]
Religion is a byproduct of fear. For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?” [Arthur C. Clarke]
Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.” [Kurt Vonnegut]
Religion is based . . . mainly on fear . . . fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. . . . My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.” [Bertrand Russell]
The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.” [Abraham Lincoln]
I hope you enjoyed them. See you next time.



2 responses

29 09 2008
Citas sobre Religión « Ubi Dubium ibi Libertas

[…] aseveraciones del dogma cristiano.” [Abraham Lincoln]   Las traducciones son mías (haz clic aqui para la version inglesa). Espero que te hayan gustado. Hasta pronto! […]

5 11 2009

“A witty saying proves nothing.”


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