Quotes about Religion

I strongly advise religious fanatics to skip over this section.
There are a total of 397 quotes in this category.

And Jesus said unto them, "And whom do you say that I am?"

They replied, "You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the ontological foundation of the context of our very selfhood revealed."

And Jesus replied, "What?"

Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.
Writer Ron Hubbard in 1949who later founded the Church of Scientology
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
Dante Rossetti
He sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see
He tries to tell me what I put inside of me
He's got the answers to easy my curiosity
He dreamed a god up and called it christianity
Your god is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell
I will see you there
Nine Inch Nails, "Heresy"
I call Christianity the *one* great curse, the *one* great intrinsic depravity, the *one* great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, *petty* -- I call it the *one* mortal blemish of mankind.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The most fatal seductive lie that has yet existed
Nietzsche about Christianity, "Will to Power"
God is playing a comic to an audience that's afraid to laugh.
Religions are all alike -- founded on fables and mythologies.
Thomas Jefferson
A certain sense of cruelty towards oneself and others is Christian; hatred of those who think differently; the will to persecute. Mortal hostility against the masters of the earth, against the 'noble', that is also Christian; hatred of mind, of pride, courage, freedom, libertinage of mind, is Christian; hatred of the senses, of joy in general, is Christian...
Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
King James Bible, Leviticus 20:13
What happens when we're dead? The irony is that all our questions wil be answered after we die. We spend our whole life trying to figure out the truth and the only way we'll find out what it is, is to get hit by a bus. And the only comfort that religion offers is that God is driving that bus.
John Ryman, "When Galaxies Collide"
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot even make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
Blessed be the Lord, my strength, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
The Bible, Psalms 144:1
And I will dash them one against each other, the fathers and the sons, says the Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them.
The Bible, Jeremiah 13:14
No god ever gave any man anything, nor ever answered any prayer at anytime, nor ever will.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
I do not believe in a God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
Albert Einstein
Twenty times in the course of my late reading have I been on the point of breaking out, "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it!"

But in this exclamation I would have been as fanatical as Bryant or Cleverly. Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean hell.

John Adams, 2nd president of the U.S.
What has been the fruits of Christianity? ...Superstition, bigotry and persecution.
James Madison, 4th president of the U.S.

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