DUBIOUS ORIGINS

 

“What is the origin of it all? This is still a mystery. As to the question of the origin of things, man can only wonder and doubt and guess.”
-Clarence Darrow

 

“It is said that men may not be the dreams of the gods, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.”
-Carl Sagan

“There once was a time when all people believed in god and the church ruled. That time was called the Dark Ages.”
-Richard Lederer

“Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods.”
-Lucretius

“The sciences of textual criticism, archaeology, physics, and molecular biology have shown religious myths to be false and man-made. Religion and the churches are manufactured, and this salient fact is too obvious to ignore.”
-Christopher Hitchens

 

Man created god

in his own image.


“Religion is based primarily upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly as the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.”
-Bertrand Russell

 

“The word god for me is nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the bible a collection of primitive legends that are pretty childish, and religion an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.”
-Albert Einstein

 

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FOUNDED ON FABLES

 

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”
-Delos B. McKown

 

“It is fear that first brought gods into the world.”
-Petronius

 

“I don’t differentiate much between people who believe in religion from those who believe in astrology, magic, or the supernatural.”
-Andy Rooney

“Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies.”
-Thomas Jefferson

“It is often said, half in jest, that god created man in his own image and man has returned the compliment, saddling god with his own narrow prejudices and exclusivity, foibles and temperamental quirks.”
-Desmond Tutu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INVENTING GOD


"God created man in his own image. And man, being a gentleman, returned the favor."
-Rousseau

“God made man in His own image, and man returned the compliment.”
-Blaise Pascal

“If god has created us in his image, we have more than returned the compliment.”
-Voltaire

“Gods always behave like the people who created them.”
-Zora Neale Hurston

“My academic background in history and anthropology left me thinking that it is less likely that gods created us and more likely that we created them.”
-Guy Harrison

“When inventing a god, the most important thing is to claim it is invisible, inaudible, and imperceptible in every way. Otherwise, people will become skeptical when it appears to no one, is silent, and does nothing.”
-Lindsey Brown

“Men rarely, if ever, manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.”
-Robert A Heinlein

"The devil, to better subjugate men, invented god."
-Gnostics

“If god did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
-Voltaire

 

“The kindly god who lovingly fashioned each and every one of us and sprinkled the sky with shining stars for our delight -- that god is, like Santa Claus, a myth of childhood, not anything a sane, undeluded adult could literally believe in. That god must either be turned into a symbol for something less concrete or abandoned altogether.”
-Daniel Dennett

 

 

Atheism Defined
American Atheists
Pew Research Center: Facts About Atheists
Top Atheists in the World Today
Freedom From Religion
Patheos: The Free Thinker
Infidels: The Secular Web
American Humanist Association
Richard Dawkins Foundation