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

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Atheism Quote – Robert G. Ingersoll

Today’s Atheism quote is a classic from Robert G. Ingersoll.

“An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

Exactly! If God was real and truly powerful, he doesn’t need politicians protecting him. He’d simply come down from wherever he is and lay down the law exactly as he intends it to be. This is not difficult for an all-powerful god. Make believe gods, however, would have a hard time passing laws without the help of humans.

Atheism Quotes – Robert G. Ingersoll

Today’s Atheism quote comes from the famous free thinker Robert G. Ingersoll.

“An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

Republican politicians, take note, for God is too powerful to need to vote.  If God really was all-powerful, he’d step in and make it happen. He wouldn’t need Republican politicians pushing a religious agenda for him.  He’d just do it.

Atheism Quotes – Robert G. Ingersoll

Today’s Atheism quote comes from Robert G. Ingersoll.

“If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish — if a little more enlightened, religion would perish.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

I love this quote!  With the rise of the internet and access to other Atheists and information on religion, religion is on a decline.  A slow decline, but it’s amazing what knowledge can do to one’s critical thinking!