Atheism Quotes – Napoleon Bonaparte (Not an Atheist)

Today’s Atheism quote comes from Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon was not an Atheist. He was catholic and realized how he could use religion to rule the masses.

Atheism Quotes – Sam Harris

Today’s Atheism quote is from Sam Harris. I don’t always agree with Harris, but this is a good quote.

George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and Christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.” – Sam Harris

The difference is evidence exists for hair dryers whereas there is no evidence in support of a god.

Atheism Quotes – Stephen F. Roberts

Today’s Atheism quote is one of the best out there, in my opinion.

“I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” – Stephen F Roberts

With the millions of gods people have worshipped over the millennia, why would a single god be the true god? It’s far more likely that the Christian god is just like the other gods, non-existent.

Atheism Quotes – Amanda Scott

Today’s Atheism Quote comes from Amanda Scott.

“The separation of church and state is important to me because it protects the rights of both non-religious and religious people. The same wall that protects atheists from state sponsored Christianity is the one that protects Christians from state sponsored Islam.” – Amanda Scott

Church-state separation is there for everyone of all religions and no religion. Something Christians can’t accept. They don’t understand that it is there to protect them too.

Atheism Quotes – Alyssa Ahrens

Today’s quote is from Alyssa Ahrens.

“The religious walk a fine line between innocence (or ignorance) and reality. While the nonbelievers move ever further away from the concept of a deity and ignorance, the religious will do but one thing when tempted with a frightening reality: kneel.” – Alyssa Ahrens

Well said. I’m not sure it’s a fine line though. Although not all, many religious are well over the line and deep into the territory of ignorance.

Atheism Quote – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Today’s Atheism quote is from Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

“When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions; that Bibles, prayer-books, catechisms, and encyclical letters are all emanations from the brains of man, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of ‘Thus sayeth the Lord.’” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Very well said. Men created the Bible to oppress others, but especially women. The rise of women will put an end to Biblical nonsense forever.

Atheism Quotes – Danish Nazeer

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

Atheism Quotes – Bill Nye

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.

Atheism Quotes – Robert G. Ingersoll

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