Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?
Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Ben)
The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.
Adams, President John Quincy
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching
Assisi, Saint Francis Of
All religions, with their gods, their demi-gods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the prejudiced fancy of men who had not attained the full development and full possession of their faculties.
The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself.
I hope I never get so old I get religious
Pray - To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett
There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not
Bismarck, Otto von
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
God is the Celebrity-Author of the World’s Best-Seller. We have made God into the biggest celebrity of all, to contain our own emptiness.
Boorstin, Daniel J
Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God
Despots govern by terror. They know that he who fears God fears nothing else; and, therefore, they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire, the Heloetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear that generates true courage.
Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Burton, Sir Richard Francis
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can make a joke about it.
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Clarke, Arthur Charles
There are no atheists in the foxholes of Bataan
Clear, Lieutanant-Colonel William J
"Army Hour" program, NBC Red (Radio) Network, 1942
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense
Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it.
Colton, Charles Caleb
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of
Darrow, Clarence Seward
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself
About the only people who don't quarrel over religion are the people who don't have any.
When the Nazis came to power, I looked to the universities that prided themselves upon their intellectual freedom, and they failed me. I looked to the German press, which prided itself on the freedom of the press, and it failed me. Until at last the churches stood alone, and that for which I once had little regard earned my respect
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.