Quotes from Famous Freethinkers

Aug 10, 2012 | Posted by: Hedonist

How about posting some of your favorite quotes that speak to non-theism, Humanism, freethought, etc.
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"One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad." ~ Aleister Crowley

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"[The Bible] has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies." ~ Mark Twain

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"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands." ~ Nietzsche
Said the nut who masterbated in public.

Like anybody wanted to shake his hand after hearing about that.

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"One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad." ~ Aleister Crowley
Said the pedarastic lunatic.

" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleister_Crowley... ;

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"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
It didn't keep poor American soldiers from killing wealthy despotic rulers.

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I dunno, but don't they sell manpons for that?
Don't camels like you just stuff it with a sock?

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<quoted text>Said the nut who masterbated in public.
Like anybody wanted to shake his hand after hearing about that.
Nietzsche did that?

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Nietzsche did that?
A troll is motivated by being able to distract the thread in any way possible.

You've got to just ignore the trolls in this thread as much as you can and keep posting quotes on topic.

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Nietzsche did that?
He would do it walking the halls of the asylum he was in. Some might not call that "public" but I believe that anybody he walked past would argue that point.

I've read about him. He had a dark and tortured/twisted mind.

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"Emotionally I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time." ~ Isaac Asimov

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"I noticed that all the prayers I used to offer to God, and all the prayers I now offer to Joe Pesci, are being answered at about the same fifty percent rate. Half the time I get what I want, half the time I don't...Same as the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe...same as the voodoo lady who tells you your fortune by squeezing the goat's testicles. It's all the same...so just pick your superstition, sit back, make a wish, and enjoy yourself..." ~ George Carlin

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"Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God." ~ Scott Dikkers

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"I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with 'you' in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me." ~ Christopher Hitchens

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"We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid." ~ Christopher Hitchens

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"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said,'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?" ~ Quentin Crisp

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"So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thoughts it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?" ~ Richard Dawkins

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"Who can overestimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?" Robert Green Ingersoll

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Hedonist wrote:
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A troll is motivated by being able to distract the thread in any way possible.
You've got to just ignore the trolls in this thread as much as you can and keep posting quotes on topic.
Maybe if you'd stop provoking my sense of irony by quoting so many lunatics I'd quit commenting here.
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<quoted text>Maybe if you'd stop provoking my sense of irony by quoting so many lunatics I'd quit commenting here.
xD
Well, you may be right
I may be crazy
Hey!
But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
Well you may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

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Well, you may be right
I may be crazy
Hey!
But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
Well you may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right
Lunatics are overrated.

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