Anti-Religion Quotes and Graphics

By Vexen Crabtree 2017

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Book CoverI am inclined to follow Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, when he said, 'When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion.'

"The God Delusion"
Prof. Richard Dawkins (2006)1

Could somebody please explain to me why it is that if you believe Elvis is still alive, you belong in an asylum; whereas if you believe Jesus is still alive, you belong in our halls of power?

Lawrence Boyce
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The Guardian

Religion is a delusion propagated by a combination of ignorance, art, and fear, fanned into longevity and ubiquity by the power it gave those in command.

P. W. Atkins

Once people get hung up on theology, they're lost to sanity forever. More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any name in history of the world.

Gore Vidal

ALL religions of a spiritual nature are inventions of man. He has created an entire system of gods with nothing more than his carnal brain. Just because he has an ego, and cannot accept it, he has to externalize it into some great spiritual device which he calls "God".

Book of Lucifer 2:1:The Satanic Bible

Most men would kill the Truth, if the truth would kill their religion.

Lemuel K. Washburn

Wherever the religious neurosis has appeared on the Earth so far, we find it connected with three dangerous prescriptions as to regimen : Solitude, Fasting and Sexual abstinence.

"Beyond Good and Evil" by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886)2

Book CoverEverything great comes from neurotics. They alone have founded religions and composed our masterpieces.

Marcel Proust in "A Divided Self: Biography of R.D.Laing" by John Clay (1997)

...the ongoing, growing, and powerful movement called secularism, a way of understanding and living that is indifferent to religion -- in fact, not even concerned enough to pay it any attention, much less oppose it.

National Council of Churches
Handbook of Denominations

Link: "Secularisation Theory: Will Modern Society Reject Religion? What is Secularism?" by Vexen Crabtree (2008)

I contend that 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 Roberts

Religions are easy to invent. Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality, are dependent on obfuscation, interpretation, guilt, and unreasoning faith - some more than others. Since Satanism is essentially a religion of the self, it holds that the individual and his personal needs comes first. If that means playing with trains or spike-heeled shoes or singing in the bathtub, those are its sacraments and devotions. Taking inventory of old comic books is counting beads on a rosary, each book being a station of the cross.

The Most Powerful Religion by Anton LaVey

As for myself, I do not believe that such a person as Jesus Christ ever existed; but as the people are inclined to superstition, it is proper not to oppose them.

Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor (1769-1821)

God has always resembled his creators. He hated and loved what they hated and loved and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. ... Most of the gods were pleased with sacrifice, and the smell of innocent blood has ever been considered a divine perfume.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Current edition: 2017 Feb 16
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References: (What's this?)

The Guardian. UK newspaper. See Which are the Best and Worst Newspapers in the UK?. Respectable and generally well researched UK broadsheet newspaper..

Clay, John
(1997) A Divided Self: Biography of R.D.Laing. Published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Dawkins, Prof. Richard
(2006) The God Delusion. Hardback book. Published by Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, Uxbridge Road, London, UK.

LaVey, Anton. (1930-1997) Founder of the Church of Satan.
(1969) The Satanic Bible. Paperback book. Published by Avon Books Inc, New York, USA. Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966..

Nietzsche, Friedrich. (1844-1900)
(1886) Beyond Good and Evil. Paperback book.

Footnotes

  1. Dawkins (2006) p5.^
  2. Nietzsche (1886) p66.^

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