"Blind faith is an ironic gift."
 
"Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea."

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion."

"Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think."

"Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong.'"

"The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers."

"Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw."
 
"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."

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Comment by Tom Sarbeck on November 1, 2013 at 9:55pm

Audrey, you need not respond. I did however wonder if you look for quotes for reasons similar to mine.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 1, 2013 at 6:59pm

Not that young here ... young at heart, maybe!

Comment by AudreyRuma on November 1, 2013 at 6:58pm

Young Tom, Thank you for sharing your story, I am speechless not sure how to respond

Comment by AudreyRuma on November 1, 2013 at 6:57pm

young Loren, once it reached to 23 pages we will consider exchanging the file, lol

Comment by Loren Miller on October 31, 2013 at 12:56pm

I've been collecting atheist quotes practically since I came on Atheist Nexus, and it's nice to see that most of those you have listed above are in that collection.

A shame I can't attach a file here, or I'd gladly put it up for your perusal.  Sure, I could just cut-and-paste it all ... but at last check, it runs to 17 pages!

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on October 31, 2013 at 12:43pm

BTW, I might write an essay about blind faith being an ironic gift.

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on October 31, 2013 at 12:40pm

Audrey, thanks for the quotes, especially the first one and the last one.

I still enjoy reading quotes, though 70 years ago when I was entering my teens I sought out books of quotations. The reason was that my parents seldom talked with their five kids and I needed to learn what experience had taught people.

Ten years ago I learned the reason my parents said so little; they (and their parents) had grown up in a European culture that told them that when people were talking they were not working. I even married a woman who, for different reasons, seldom spoke but for similar reasons also didn't want children. I sometimes get tears when I see parents and kids talking with each other, as I'm doing as I type this sentence.

Unlike my surviving siblings, I now chuckle when I tell people "I joined Toastmasters and haven't stopped talking since."

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