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"The great brainwave of the inventors of Christianity: "God is love!" And then? What does it change?
You may always preach a god of love to men, they will make use of him to sanctify their villainies and their crimes "for the good fight" as well as the massacres en masse, blessing priests leading the way."

(François Cavanna / born en 1923 / Lettre ouverte aux culs-bénits)

"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)

"A religion, even if it calls itself a religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it."
(Sigmund Freud / 1856-1939 / Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego, 1921)

"A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However he should not penetrate, sodomising the child is OK. If the man penetrates and damages the child then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however does not count as one of his four permanent wives."
(Ayatollah Khomeini / 1902-1989 / Tahrirolvasyleh / 1990)

"A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine."
(Ayatollah Khomeini / 1902-1989 / Tahrirolvasyleh / 1990)

"The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity."
(Friedrich Nietzsche / 1844-1900 / Twilight of the Idols / 1888)

"There is not sufficient love and goodness in the world to permit us to give some of it away to imaginary beings."
(Friedrich Nietzsche / 1844-1900)

"It is not their love of humanity, it is the impotence of their love which has prevented the present-day Christians from bringing us to be burnt at the stake."
(Friedrich Nietzsche / 1844-1900)

"The Christian view that all intercourse outside marriage is immoral was, as we see in the... passages from St. Paul, based upon the view that all sexual intercourse, even within marriage, is regrettable. A view of this sort, which goes against biological facts, can only be regarded by sane people as a morbid aberration. The fact that it is embedded in Christian ethics has made Christianity throughout its whole history a force tending towards mental disorders and unwholesome views of life."
(Bertrand Russell / 1872-1970 / Marriage and Morals)

"Man is a marvelous curiosity ... he thinks he is the Creator's pet ... he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea."
(Mark Twain / 1835-1910 / Letters from the Earth)

"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)

"God does not love those who have not suffered."
(Croatian Proverb)

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