Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

Aug 10, 2012 Full story: 1,536
How about posting some of your favorite quotes that speak to non-theism, Humanism, freethought, etc. Full Story

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#711 Oct 3, 2012
Here's one just for Hiding --

"If atheists are so bad, why didn't Atheistzilla attack Tokyo, but Godzilla did?" ~ anonymous

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#712 Oct 3, 2012
"Most world religions denounce war as a barbaric waste of human life. We treasure the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently have to wage war in order to impose them on other people." ~ Jon Stewart

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#713 Oct 3, 2012
"A Christian is a person who wants to give up great things in a real life for mediocre things in an imaginary one. More importantly, they demand you do the same." ~ Samuel Clemens

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#714 Oct 3, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
aaa-hahahahaha! Hell! Oh, that's great. You might scare children with hell but little boy, I'm all growed up.
You're welcome to post whatever you like. I see bible verses, I just skip. Who wants to read meaningless drivel?
If you want to argue, and bear the full brunt of my attention, you're welcome to join me on the prove or faith thread:
Prove: http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE...
Admittedly, the Prove thread is pretty trashy these days, but the Faith thread still has some lovin' to give.
Faith: http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TUGI0DV...
But I understand if that's too frightening for you.
Cheers.
I've looked down the barrels of a few guns, faced wild animals (shot a buck one season from 2 feet, his head down and charging, rutting is serious business), and flipped my car on the way to work one morning, jumped out, brushed off, grabbed my wallet and started running back to the house to get my truck (another deer meeting). In other words, words don't frighten me, much less a lot more face-to-face things. If it's more athiests scouring the media looking earnestly and diligently for other peoples' thoughts on why God isn't real (yawn), then it sounds boring. I DID like the quoting of Lazarus Long- I read Time Enough for Love and the prequel Methusalah's Children several times- always been a Heinlein fan. That doesn't mean he speaks for me as I'm man enough to think for myself. I'm thinking you would like Shibumi or By Reason of Insanity- both great novels, and there's interesting thought processes in those for you to copy, kind of round out your personalities.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#715 Oct 3, 2012
"The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die!" ~ Bill Hicks

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#716 Oct 3, 2012
I heard a man loudly exclaim, "I am a christian", then I watched him awhile and decided I would not be - Oukah

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#717 Oct 3, 2012
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#718 Oct 3, 2012
"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane." ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#719 Oct 3, 2012
"Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself." ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#720 Oct 3, 2012
"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men." ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#721 Oct 3, 2012
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result." ~Robert Green Ingersoll

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#722 Oct 3, 2012
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
Mark Twain

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#723 Oct 3, 2012
"The number of incidents of miracles and UFO sightings is inversely proportional to the number of camera phones available in a given society." ~ me

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#724 Oct 3, 2012
"Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." ~ Isaac Asimov

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#725 Oct 3, 2012
"I don’t believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life." ~ Andrew Carnegie

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#726 Oct 3, 2012
"All thinking men are atheists." ~ Ernest Hemingway

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#727 Oct 3, 2012
"Lighthouses are more helpful then churches." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." — Benjamin Franklin

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#728 Oct 3, 2012
"Faith means not wanting to know what is true." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#729 Oct 3, 2012
"Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile." ~ Kurt Vonnegut

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#730 Oct 3, 2012
"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church." ~ Ferdinand Magellan

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