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REASON vs. SUPERNATURAL SERIES
A COMPENDIUM OF QUOTES
BY FREE THINKERS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
Freethinker:  A person who forms opinions about religion on the basis of
reason, independently of tradition, authority, or established belief.
Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience

and shared human values and that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.
Others: Atheist ~ Anti-theist ~ Agnostic ~ Skeptic ~ Pantheist


Darwin

Ingersoll

Anthony

Dawkins

Twain

Sagan

Einstein

CONTENTS

I: A-D Quotes
Photos AB | Photos CD
II: E-H Quotes
Photos EF | Photos GH
III: I-O Quotes
Photos IL | Photos MO
IV: P-Z Quotes
Photos PR | Photos SZ
 V: Media Quotes
Photos I | Photos II
VI. Anonymous
VII. References
CONTENTS | Cartoons I  |  II | III | IV | V | VI | VII| VIII
IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII
XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI
XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXXXXXI | XXXIIXXXIII
XXXIV | XXXV | XXXVI | XXXVII | XXXVIII | XXXIX
40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44
ERB I
ERB II
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Inspiration
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FAITH EXTREME
Words of the Pious
Photos I | Photos II
Creation Museum
A Photo Tour
L. Ron Hubbard
Scientology Founder
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Acceptance of Evolution
by Country
(US = No. 33)

US PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES
The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion. ~ George Washington

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." ~ John Adams

I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. Religions are all alike founded upon fables and mythologies. ~ Thomas Jefferson

The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A just government has no need for the clergy or the church. Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise. ~ James Madison 

"I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion." ~ James Buchanan

"I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe." ~ William Howard Taft 

"To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against that liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

"Of course like very other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised." ~ Woodrow Wilson

"When I hear them praying extra loud, I always go out and check the lock on the smokehouse." Harry Truman

I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice. ~ John F. Kennedy

I dont know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God. ~ George H. W. Bush

We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers. ~ Barack Obama

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WISE MEN SAY . . .
"All religions have been made by men." ~ Napolean Bonaparte

"All religions are auld wives' fables, but an honest man has nothing to fear, either in this world or the world to come." ~ Robert Burns

"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

"I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God." ~ Thomas Edison

"The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naive". ~ Albert Einstein

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." ~ Ben Franklin

"Demons do not exist any more than gods do, being only the products of the psychic activity of man." ~ Sigmund Freud

"It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved." ~ Galileo

"Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning." ~ Bill Gates

"I do not believe in a personal God." ~ Stephen Hawking

"All thinking men are atheists." ~ Ernest Hemingway

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." ~ Christopher Hitchens

"I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work. . . I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so. (1941)" ~ Adolph Hitler

"God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn a large majority of the human race." ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

"To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine

"They came with a Bible and their religion, stole our land, crushed our spirit, and now tell us we should be thankful to the Lord for being saved." ~ Chief Pontiac

"For centuries, the mystics of spirit had existed by running a protection racket -- by making life on earth unbearable, then charging you for consolation and relief . . . by declaring production and joy to be sins, then collecting blackmail from the sinners. . . . My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." ~ Ayn Rand

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." ~ Carl Sagan

"In religion what damned error but some sober brow will bless it, and approve it with a text. . . Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian." ~ William Shakespeare

"It is easier to suppose that the universe has existed for all eternity than to conceive a being beyond its limits capable of creating it." ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 "I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people." Mother Teresa

"Atheism is the vice of a few intelligent people. . . . It is hard to free fools from chains they revere." ~ Voltaire

"I do not believe I have any immortality.  The greatest evil in the world today is the Christian religion." ~ H.G. Wells

"We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country." ~ Pearl S. Buck

"At present there is not a single credible established religion in the world." ~ George Bernard Shaw

"If there is a God, he is a malign thug. . . The Bible is "a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology." ~ Mark Twain

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

"I believe a belief in any deity is adolescent, shameful and dangerous. . .  I do not believe in Heaven, Hell or a Hereafter; in angels, demons, ghosts, goblins, the Devil, vampires, ghouls, zombies, witches, warlocks, UFOs or other delusions." ~ Forrest J. Ackerman

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived." ~ Isaac Asimov

"Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses." ~ Arthur C. Clarke

"No, I don't believe in God. I'm not a moron. I have to have some proof of something." ~ Harlan Ellison

"The Bible is such a gargantuan collection of conflicting values that anyone can 'prove' anything from it." ~ Robert Heinlein

"We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes." ~ Gene Roddenberry

"By simple common sense I don't believe in God, in none." ~ Charlie Chaplin

"Got no religion. Tried a bunch of different religions. The churches are divided. Can't make up their minds and neither can I." ~ Bob Dylan

"Prayers may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but it  is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Christmas." ~ W.C. Fields

"I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people." ~ Katharine Hepburn

"I'm an atheist. I can't be elected to anything because polls all say that people won't elect an atheist." ~ Ron Reagan, Jr.

"I am an atheist... I don't understand religion at all. I'm sure I'll offend a lot of people by saying this, but I think it's all nonsense." ~ Andy Rooney


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CONTENTS

I: A-D Quotes
Photos AB | Photos CD
II: E-H Quotes
Photos EF | Photos GH
III: I-O Quotes
Photos IL | Photos MO
IV: P-Z Quotes
Photos PR | Photos SZ
 V: Media Quotes
Photos I | Photos II
VI. Anonymous
VII. References
CONTENTS | Cartoons I  |  II | III | IV | V | VI | VII| VIII
IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII
XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI
XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXXXXXI | XXXIIXXXIII
XXXIV | XXXV | XXXVI | XXXVII | XXXVIII | XXXIX
40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44
ERB I
ERB II
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Inspiration
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Words of the Pious
Photos I | Photos II
Creation Museum
A Photo Tour
L. Ron Hubbard
Scientology Founder
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