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A place for quotes and the like

I wish this forum to be sent for keeping quotes from well known to obscure, little known atheists. Feel free to contribute any you like.

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"God, so atrocious in the Old

"God, so atrocious in the Old Testament, so attractive in the New -- the Jekyl and Hyde of sacred romance." - Mark Twain

And a link to more atheistic Twain quotes :http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/quotes/twain.htm

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Ben Franklin's 13 virtues

Ben Franklin's 13 virtues

1) Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
2) Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
3) Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
4) Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
5) Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
6) Industry. Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
7) Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
8) Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
9) Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
10) Cleanliness. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
11) Tranquillity. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
12) Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
13) Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrate
You might find it odd that Franklin included Jesus in his virtues, but Franklin didn't think Jesus a god or son of a god. He found him to be a fable with good virtues and morals.

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"If I have a book that thinks

"If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet, and so on — then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind — among them the entire fair sex — should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts."

Immanuel Kant, What Is Enlightenment?, 1784
Full text: http://www.columbia.edu/acis/ets/CCREAD/etscc/kant.html

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Founding Father Thomas Paine

Founding Father Thomas Paine :

“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.”

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“For those who believe in God

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” - Charles Bukowski

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When you understand why

When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Stephen Roberts

When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend and I used to think that he went everywhere with me, and that I could talk to him and that he could hear me, and that he could grant me wishes and stuff. And then I grew up, and I stopped going to church.

Jimmy Carr

Believe nothing,
No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it,
Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.


Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.


Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.


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