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

#731 Oct 3, 2012
"It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous." ~ Gloria Steinem

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#732 Oct 3, 2012
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" ~ Douglas Adams

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#733 Oct 3, 2012
justagi wrote:
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
Hear, hear!

"It was not that Adam ate the apple for the apple's sake, but because it was forbidden. It would have been better for us--oh infinitely better for us--if the serpent had been forbidden." ~ Mark Twain

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#734 Oct 3, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
"All great truths begin as blasphemies." _ George Bernard Shaw
Don't tell this one to NAMBLA!

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#735 Oct 3, 2012
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." ~ Voltaire

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#736 Oct 3, 2012
"All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women."
Voltaire

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#737 Oct 3, 2012
"The paradox of limits lies in the fact that limits combine two opposite functions: setting apart and joining." - Piet Hut

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#738 Oct 4, 2012
"I think the neoatheists have set atheism back a few decades. And I'm a self-described atheist. "
Matt Stone

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#739 Oct 4, 2012
"The fanatical atheists are like the slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who---in their grudge against traditional religion as the 'opium of the masses'---cannot hear the music of the spheres." ~ Albert Einstein

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...

There are three pages in this article.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#740 Oct 4, 2012
"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."
Voltaire

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#741 Oct 4, 2012
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#742 Oct 4, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
"All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women."
Voltaire
"It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it." ~ Christian N. Bovee

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#743 Oct 4, 2012
"Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. "
Voltaire

ah , Voltaire...

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#744 Oct 4, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
"Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. "
Voltaire
ah , Voltaire...
"Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time." - Voltaire

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#745 Oct 4, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it." ~ Christian N. Bovee
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Brendan Francis

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#746 Oct 4, 2012
"It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce." ~ Voltaire

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#747 Oct 4, 2012
I see what you did there.. and it is true

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#748 Oct 4, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>I apologize, I didn't realize you owned this forum. Have you ever visited HATE.COM ? I think you would be welcome there.
You made a point of saying we attack in packs, where else could that happen, but here in our living room(the atheism forum)?

What has hate.com got to do with you running your head in our milleau?

Just in case you haven't noticed, we have a voice now, and it's only growing stronger.

How many times can you tell us how stoopid we are for not beleiving, that the mythical god who was beaten by the iron chariot is the all powerful creator of everything, and then watch us collaspe in laughter, before you get it.

All powerful/whooped by iron chariot! LOL!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#749 Oct 4, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>PS- can you show me an attack? I realize, like most liberals, you consider being disagreed with as offensive, but in this case, they aren't the same thng.
Can you show me a "pack attack"?

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#750 Oct 4, 2012
“Christianity is such a silly religion.”
— Gore Vidal (1925-), Time Magazine, Sept. 28, 1992

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