Today’s Atheism quote comes from Rowan Atkinson, famous for his role as Mr. Bean.
“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 human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” – Rowan Atkinson
If something is ridiculous, it does not deserve respect. Plain and simple. It is okay to ridicule the ridiculous.
I came across this quote the other day by the fictional Doctor Who. Not a real person, but still great quote!
“The Doctor: Can I borrow your horse, please? It’s official marshal business.
The Preacher: He’s called Joshua. It’s from the Bible. It means “The Deliverer.”
The Doctor: No, he isn’t.
The Preacher: What?
The Doctor: I speak horse. His name is Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices.” – Doctor Who
That’s a good one!
Today’s Atheism post comes from science outreach activist Cara Santa Maria.
“Science is riddled with doubt, and religion is completely founded on faith. Rely on faith, and the scientific method falls apart. Insert doubt, and religious certainty quickly dwindles.” – Cara Santa Maria
Very well said. Science is filled with doubt and that is what makes science so great. Science is about introducing questions to doubt in order to create better experiments, acquire better data, and better answer questions. Science welcomes doubt while religion fears it.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from Anne Nicol Gaylor, the co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
“There are no Gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.” – Anne Nicol Gaylor
Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, God and Jesus are nothing more than a myth. The same holds true for all gods humans have created.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from Alice Walker.
“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” – Alice Walker
So very true. And it makes sense. When we don’t understand something we fear the potential harm. It’s important to always use critical thinking and take a step back and think before reacting to something we don’t understand. Religion teaches to avoid thinking. But that’s not healthy. We must always think things through before reaching a decision.
Today I bring you another quote from the late, great Carl Sagan.
“You simply turn your mind off and say God did it.” – Carl Sagan
Yes, this! This is what far too many people do. If times get tough, they shut off their minds and say God did it (or God will fix it). That’s not how the real world works. There is no evidence a god has ever done anything to help humans. Show me the evidence and I’m a believer, but I’ve seen nothing that actually provides evidence for the existence of a god. I wish it were that easy, but it simply isn’t.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from Michael Shermer and is great advice on how to live your life.
“Play hard, work hard, love hard. . . .The bottom line for me is to live life to the fullest in the here-and-now instead of a hoped-for hereafter, and make every day count in some meaningful way and do something—no matter how small it is—to make the world a better place.” – Michael Shermer
Many people have stated something similar to this. The point is we have no guarantees in life. Tomorrow could be our last day and there is no evidence of an after-life. Therefore, what we do here in this life, possibly the only life as evidence suggests, is of the utmost importance. Don’t waste this life. Make the most of it!