When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.— Sigmund Freud
Most Powerful Agnostics quotations
If you don't uphold your legal responsibility to enforce the First Amendment, to provide speakers with platforms and audiences with safe, the ability to listen to speakers of all different kinds, agnostic ideology, if you don't do that as a university, you are not performing your essential function.
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
A person isn't considered insane if there are a number of people who believe the same way. Insanity isn't supposed to be a communicable disease. If one other person starts to believe him, or maybe two or three, then it's a religion.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Being an agnostic means all things are possible, even God, even the Holy Trinity. This world is so strange that anything may happen, or may not happen. Being an agnostic makes me live in a larger, a more fantastic kind of world, almost uncanny. It makes me more tolerant.
The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives.
What's "God"? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God's the guy that ignores you.
It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image.
But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image.
If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish Him.
Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people.
We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day;
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or do not exist.
I know of no wars started by anyone to impose lack of religion on someone else.
God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.
"I refuse to prove that I exist" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith, I am nothing." "Oh," says man, "but the Babel Fish is a dead give-away, isn't it? It proves You exist, and so therefore You don't. Q.E.D." "Oh, I hadn't thought of that," says God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
I tell them I have worked 40 years to make the W.
S. platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon. (on women's suffrage)
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.
There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in.
Today's religion will be the future's mythology.
Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever.
If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
Man created God in his own image.
Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
Evolution is the root of atheism, of communism, nazism, behaviorism, racism, economic imperialism, militarism, libertinism, anarchism, and all manner of anti-Christian systems of belief and practice.
Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.