Top 10 Anti-God/Religion Quotes

The Top Ten

1 "Religious truth conveys nothing clear to me at all."-Albert Einstein
2 "Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn't care to, or he doesn't exist. God is either impotent, evil, or imaginary. Take your pick, and choose wisely."-Sam Harris
3 "When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life."-Sigmund Freud
4 "I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world."-Richard Dawkins

Sad but true. - PositronWildhawk

5 "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction..."-Richard Dawkins
6 "Religion was invented when the first con man met the first tool."-Mark Twain
7 "If God himself was not able to render human nature sinless, what right had he to punish men for not being sinless?"-Jean Meslier
8 "The God excuse, the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument."-George Carlin
9 "If they think that an artist can destroy their faith, then their faith is rather fragile."-Marilyn Manson
10 "Religion has been the root of so much evil."-King Diamond

The Contenders

11 "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then where cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

He got it thousands of years ago. Why can't we get it today? - PositronWildhawk

12 "Religion has ever been anti-human, anti-woman, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-reason and anti-science. The God idea has been detrimental not only to humankind but to the earth. It is time now for reason, education and science to take over."-Madalyn Murray O
13 "If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people." - Gregory House
14 "Religion-It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." - Jon Stewart
15 "Yes, reason has been a part of organized religion ever since two nudists took dietary advice from a talking snake." - Jon Stewart
16 "If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse." - Woody Allen
17 "I don't believe in heaven and hell. I don't know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won't allow this life-the only thing I know to exist-to be wasted." - George Clooney
18 "I don't believe in that (the afterlife). I believe THIS is it, & I believe it's the best way to live." - Natalie Portman
19 "I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven & hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God." - Thomas Edison
20 "Why should I allow the same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown his own?" - Robert G. Ingersoll
21 "If you're going to war over religion, you're just killing people in an argument on who has the better imaginary friend." - Richard Jeni
22 "What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of humans rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?" - Rowan Atkinson
23 "There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings." - Friedrich Nietzsche
24 "By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none." - Charlie Chaplin
25 "Even though I don't personally believe in the lord, I try to behave as though he was watching." - Christopher Reeve
26 "If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope." - Bill Maher
27 "Religion will eventually become as offensive & unacceptable as racism." - Chris O'Dowd
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