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

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#751 Oct 4, 2012
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.
- Richard P. Feynman

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#752 Oct 5, 2012
As an atheist, having a Christian threaten me with hell is like having a hippy threaten to punch me in my aura.” - Josh Thomas

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#753 Oct 5, 2012
“It must be quite galling for religious people to see atheists like me going about their business without a shred of guilt or self-loathing, and not in the least inclined to pray or to do penance of any kind, and not in the slightest bit worried about any form of eternal punishment. I have to admit if I was religious I'd probably think to myself: "How come I've got all this weight on my shoulders while these bums are getting a free ride?" – Condell

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#754 Oct 5, 2012
"Where knowledge ends, religion begins"

Benjamin Disraeli

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#755 Oct 5, 2012
There is no other life; life itself is only a vision and a dream for nothing exists but space and you. If there was an all-powerful God, he would have made all good, and no bad. - Mark Twain

Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#757 Oct 5, 2012
scaritual wrote:
There is no other life; life itself is only a vision and a dream for nothing exists but space and you. If there was an all-powerful God, he would have made all good, and no bad.- Mark Twain
That would be Heaven, and we ain't there, yet.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#758 Oct 5, 2012
"Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond thouse who know only what to think" ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#759 Oct 6, 2012
"Killing for peace is like fncking for chastity" - Author Unknown

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#760 Oct 6, 2012
"I am treated as evil by those who feel persecuted because they are not allowed to force me to believe as they do."
- author unknown

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#761 Oct 6, 2012
"'God is as real as I am', the old man said. I was relieved since I knew Santa wouldn't lie to me..." - Author Unknown

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#762 Oct 6, 2012

"Better to be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of all misfortune." - Plato

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#763 Oct 6, 2012
When the white man discovered this country Indians were running it. No taxes no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this. ~ Old Cherokee Saying

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#764 Oct 6, 2012
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
human

United States

#765 Oct 6, 2012
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Since: Feb 09

Louisville, KY

#766 Oct 6, 2012
scaritual wrote:
"I am treated as evil by those who feel persecuted because they are not allowed to force me to believe as they do."
- author unknown
All of these are excellent- this one in particular, as it feels like something a Christian in a muslim country would say today.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#767 Oct 6, 2012
"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth."
-- Ludwig Borne

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#768 Oct 6, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>All of these are excellent- this one in particular, as it feels like something a Christian in a muslim country would say today.
All believers can see the faulty logic in other religions. They are blind to their own logical failures.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#769 Oct 6, 2012
justagi wrote:
<quoted text>All of these are excellent- this one in particular, as it feels like something a Christian in a muslim country would say today.
It also sounds like something an atheist might say in any country...

Imagine that.
KittenKrapstain

Sydney, Australia

#770 Oct 6, 2012
" I am a filthy lesbian bitch who trawls rape crisis centers and clinics for my next root " - KittenKoder

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#771 Oct 6, 2012
"I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent." ~ Arthur Clarke

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