Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or text.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
– Edgar Allen Poe
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Religion…is opium of the people. Religion is a tool played by the elites to control the masses. It plays on fear and feeds on isolation.
– Karl Marx
The three opiates of the masses; vodka, the church and cinema.
– Leon Trotsky
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.
– Mark Twain
Having a war about religion is like having a fight over who’s got the best imaginary friend.
– Yasser Arafat
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
– George Orwell
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let’s pray’. We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
– Desmond Tutu
God is dead, and we killed him.
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all level of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.
– Joseph Campbell
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
– John Lennon
Eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love.
– Bill Hicks
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
– Dali Lama
Heaven is on earth and man does not see it.