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"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
(Isaac Asimov / 1920-1992)

"If I am right, then (religious fundamentalists) will not go to Heaven, because there is no Heaven. If they are right, then they will not go to Heaven, because they are hypocrites."
(Isaac Asimov / 1920-1992)

"I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God."
(Thomas Edison / 1847-1931 / Columbian Magazine)

"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)

"Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms."
(Robert Green Ingersoll / 1833-1899)

"I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell."
(Jean Rostand / 1894-1977 / Thoughts of a Biologist / 1939)

"Men have feverishly conceived a heaven only to find it insipid, and a hell to find it ridiculous."
(George Santayana / 1863-1952)

"Heaven, as conventionally described, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside."
(George Bernard Shaw / 1856-1950)

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
(Mark Twain / 1835 - 1910)

"Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven."
(Mark Twain / 1835 - 1910 / Letters from the Earth)

"If God were not forgiving, heaven would be empty."
(Berber Proverb)



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