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Category: Religion

Anti-Religion part 2

“Whenever a cult leader sets himself up as God’s infallible wingman, here on Earth, lock away the kids. Which is why I’d like to tip off law enforcement to an even larger child-abusing religous cult. Its leader also has a compound, and this guy not only operates outside the bounds of the law, but he used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats. That’s right, the Pope is coming to America this week and ladies, he’s single! Cults get raided, religions get parades.”

- Bill Maher , April 11, 2008


“You can’t be a rational person six days a wekk and on one day of the week, go to a building, and think you are drinking the blood of a two thousand year old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…, that makes you a schizophrenic.”

- Bill Maher , January 2008

Being Muslim is Grand

“I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim…There’s a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think that experience is a big deal.”

- Bob Kerrey

No forgiveness for Falwell

“… I think it’s a pity there isn’t a hell for [Jerry Falwell] to go to…The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing, that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you will just get yourself called reverend…People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup….He was a conscious charlatan and bully and fraud. And I think, if he read the Bible at all – and I would doubt that he could actually read any long book of — at all — that he did so only in the most hucksterish, as we say, Bible-pounding way.”

- Christopher Hitchens

Religion “poisons everything”

“[Religion is] violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children.”

- Christopher Hitchens

Undermining Christianity

“I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief.”

- Philip Pullman , 2001

My books are about killing God

“My books are about killing God.”

- Philip Pullman

Religion major contender as “root of all evil”

“Religion may not be the root of all evil, but it is a serious contender. Even so it could be justified, if only its claims were true. Even so it could be justified, if only its claims were true. But they are undermined by science and reason. Imagine a world where nobody is intimidated against following reason, wherever it leads.”

- Richard Dawkins

God of Old Testament is “unpleasant”

“The God of the Old Testament has got to be the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous, and proud of it, pretty, vindictive, unjust, unforgiving, racist.”

- Richard Dawkins

Religion falsely passed on by parents to kids

“Innocent children are being saddled with demonstrable falsehoods. It’s time to question the abuse of childhood innocence with superstitious ideas of hellfire and damnation. Isn’t it weird the way we automatically label a tiny child with its parents’ religion?”

- Richard Dawkins