Today’s Atheism quote comes from Danish Nazeer. God has some ‘interesting’ plans for the male genitalia! 🙂
“Circumcision is like telling a child ‘You belong to this religion and you need to get your genitals mutilated because God fucked up with his intelligent design when it came to the naughty bits.’” – Danish Nazeer
Today’s Atheism quote comes from Bill Nye.
“If you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can… we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.” – Bill Nye
Well said Bill. Personally, I say that denying evolution and forcing lies onto your kids is child abuse.
Today’s quote is a passage by Robert G. Ingersoll. Beautifully written, so I leave it here without any further comment.
“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile. It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and kisses of the past, to bring life’s morning back, to see again the forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel within your veins life’s joyous stream and hear the martial music, the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart. And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art’s nectar in the weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the soul. This is real religion. This is real worship.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
I love Seth Andrews! His “The Thinking Atheist” podcast was one of the first I came across as I began to question Christianity. He’s not THE Thinking Atheist, but his podcast makes him one of the great Atheist activists out there and his podcast has helped many like myself transition away from religion. He has many awesome quotes and here’s one of them.
“We live in a world where conformity is comfort…so many voices out there are merely an echo, a hand-me-down from a previous generation.” – Seth Andrews
This is why Christians had Christian parents and why those of most religions had parents of the same religion. It’s what we are taught and what we are taught puts us in a strong level of comfort. It’s hard to break free from that, but with the help of activists such as Seth Andrews, the truth is out there and more easily discoverable.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from the author Douglas Adams.
“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” – Douglas Adams
Very true. Why can a garden not just be beautiful? Why must it be credited to a higher being? I once had two Jehovah Witnesses stop at my house. When I told them I was an Atheist they asked how I could be an Atheist when there’s a big blue beautiful sky. Granted, it was a very sunny day with a very nice looking blue sky. My response to them? The sky is beautiful, but I take it’s beauty for what it is. I don’t ponder often how it was created and when I do, I follow the science and note the blue sky is blue because of scattering of blue photons across the sky. 🙂
Today’s Atheism quote comes from the late George Carlin.
“Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!” – George Carlin
It’s better when you hear the audio clip of Carlin saying this. But this basically sums up religion. Believe in the thing you can’t see or observe in any way. That thing will punish you severely but just remember the thing always loves you…always. 🙂
I’ve read a couple of Richard Dawkins books and read The God Delusion when I began to question religion. By the end of the book I declared myself an Atheist. Here is one of the great quotes from this book.
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” – Richard Dawkins
Both Christians and Atheists choose not to believe in thousands of gods. Atheists just take it one god further and don’t believe in any gods. Of all the gods in the history of humans, why is the Christian god the one true god? If all the others are false it makes the most sense this one additional god is false too.