top 10 favorite atheistic quotes

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  1. man + god = man. ∴ god = 0. (me)
  2. Gods are viruses in the highly non-secure software of the human brain. (me)
  3. To say that gods are inventions of the human brain is like saying that plants grow from seeds. It's a trivial scientific observation with no room for controversy. The endless, cliched philosophical discourse on the topic is a game of words, an archaic exercise for students. It's a scientific fact, not a philosophical question. Gods are pure concepts, the domain of cognitive science, just like seeds and plants are the domain of botany. There is no philosophy of photosynthesis, germination or pollination. Philosophy ends where science begins. To talk about "belief in god" is like talking about "belief in photosynthesis". (me)
  4. I contend we are both atheists; I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. (Stephen F Roberts)
  5. You speak of Rastafari, but how can you justify belief in a god that’s left you behind. You simply fill the gap between the upper and lower class and your faith merely keeps you in line. An amalgamation of Jewish scripture and Christian thought. What will that get you? Not a fucking fuck of a lot. Take a look at your promised land. Your deed is that gun in your hand. Mt. Zion’s a minefield. The West Bank. The Gaza strip… Soon to be parking lots for American tourists and fascist cops. Fuck Zionism. Fuck militarism. Fuck Americanism. Fuck nationalism. Fuck religion. Fuck religion. ("Hallie Sallasse, Up Your Ass" by Propagandhi)
  6. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. (Steven Weinberg)
  7. God is a concept, By which we can measure, Our pain, I'll say it again, God is a concept, By which we can measure, Our pain, I don't believe in magic, I don't believe in I-ching, I don't believe in bible, I don't believe in tarot, I don't believe in Hitler, I don't believe in Jesus, I don't believe in Kennedy, I don't believe in Buddha, I don't believe in mantra, I don't believe in Gita, I don't believe in yoga, I don't believe in kings, I don't believe in Elvis, I don't believe in Zimmerman, I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me, Yoko and me, and that's reality. ("God" by John Lennon)
  8. Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian. (Denis Diderot)
  9. Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities. (Voltaire)
  10. Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today. ("Imagine" by John Lennon)