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"One of the most frightening things in the Western world, and in this country in particular, is the number of people who believe in things that are scientifically false. If someone tells me that the earth is less than 10,000 years old, in my opinion he should see a psychiatrist."
(Francis Crick / English scientist, Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, 1962 / 1916-2004)

"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?""
(Quentin Crisp / 1908-1999)

"In the South of California has gathered the larges and most miscellaneous assortment of Messiahs, Sorcerers, Saints and Seers known
to the history of aberrations."

(Farnsworth Crowder)

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
(HH the Dalai Lama / born in 1935)

"I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose."
(Clarence Darrow, American layer / 1857-1938)

"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means."
(Clarence Darrow, American layer / 1857-1938 / Scopes trial / 1925)

Quotes of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), English naturalist

"My studies in Speculative philosophy, metaphysics, and science are all summed up in the image of a mouse called man running in and out of every hole in the Cosmos hunting for the Absolute Cheese."
(Benjamin De Casseres / American poet / 1873-1945)

"They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse."
(Emily Dickinson / 1830-1886)

"If there are one hundred thousand damned souls for one saved soul, the devil has always the advantage without having given up his son to death."
(Denis Diderot, French philosopher / 1713-1784 / Addition to philosophical Thoughts)

"I can't embrace a male god who has persecuted female sexuality throughout the ages. And that persecution still goes on today all over the world."
(Amanda Donohoe, British actress / born in 1962)

Quotes of Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor (U.S.A.)

"It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
(Albert Einstein / 1879-1955 / Letter, 24 March 1954)

"Science with religion is lame ; religion without science is blind.
Science without religion is useful, religion with science is useless."

(Albert Einstein / 1879-1955)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
(Albert Einstein / 1879-1955)

"Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?"
(Jules Feiffer / born in 1929)

"Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity."
(Ludwig Feuerbach / 1804-1872 / The Essence of Christianity, 1841)

"Whenever morality is based on theology, whenever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established."
(Ludwig Feuerbach / 1804-1872 / The Essence of Christianity, 1841)

Quotes of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), physician and pioneer psychoanalyst (Austria)

"I don't see any god up here."
(Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin / 1934-1968 / the first man in space, speaking from orbit, 1961)

"And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others? When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judges over experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please? These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin of commonwealths and the subversion of the state."
(Galileo Galilei / 1564-1642)

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
(Galileo Galilei / 1564-1642)

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