Selected Quotes on Religion

Via Reddit, my new favourite alternative to Digg I found this delecious selection of snacksized quotes. Here are a few:

If you can conceive of morality without god, why can you not conceive of society without government? – Peter Saint-André

When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist. – Archbishop Helder Camara

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. – Jean Rostand

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

Any intelligent fool can make things better, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein

4 thoughts on “Selected Quotes on Religion”

  1. Insightful quotes!

    This one in particular is rather good in my opinion:

    Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of awesome mystical power. We know this because they manage to be invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the Faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorns is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can’t see them.

    ~ Steve Eley

  2. Joen says:

    Yeah, that’s a good one!

    Also this one:

    Could a being create the fifty billion galaxies, each with two hundred billion stars, then rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh?

    ~ Ron Patterson

  3. Aye!

    I can already see a Homer Simpson in the sky, with every touch creating a twinkling star, and then going, ?mmmmmmm burning goat flesh?.

  4. Chris says:

    ooh

    “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

    scholl. i also like

    “Could a being create the fifty billion galaxies, each with two hundred billion stars, then rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh?”

    ~ Ron Patterson

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