Friday, May 4, 2007

10 Favorite Quotes...on religion

The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy.
...............George Washington


Question with boldness even the existance of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
...............Thomas Jefferson


The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
...............Benjamin Franklin


A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
...............Albert Einstein


So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would neither be created nor destroyed it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
...............Stephen Hawking


Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis.
...............Sigmund Freud


I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
...............Mahatma Gandhi


The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
...............Karl Marx


Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
...............Napoleon Bonaparte


God made me an atheist. Who are you to question his wisdom?
...............Unknown

1 comments:

Erica at Mom's Journal said...

hahaha - I love that last quote. ;-)