“To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy.”

– David Brooks

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

– Carl Sagan

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

– Carl Sagan

“The method of science is tried and true. It is not perfect, it’s just the best we have. And to abandon it with its skeptical protocols is the pathway to a dark age.”

– Carl Sagan

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

– Douglas Adams

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

– Albert Einsten

“The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”

– Albert Einstein

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

– Stephen Roberts

“Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s?”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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

– Seneca

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”

Albert Camus

“Creationists make it sound as though a “theory” is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.”

– Isaac Asimov

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

– Steven Weinberg

“Most people can’t bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?”

– Mark Twain

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

– Mark Twain

“You cannot … transmute some incoherent mixture of words into sense merely by introducing the three-letter word “God” to be its grammatical subject.”

– Antony Flew

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“Question with boldness the very existence of God, for surely if there is a God he would prefer the homage of reason of that of blind-folded fear.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“What can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

– Christopher Hitchens

“The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.”

– Gustaf Lindborg

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”

– Richard Dawkins

“Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.”

– Thomas Huxley

“In religion,
What damned error but some sober brow
Will bless it, and approve it with a text,
Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?”

– William Shakespeare

“The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.”

– George Shaw

“It appears to me (whether rightly or wrongly) that direct arguments against Christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; and freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.”

– Charles Darwin

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

– Aldous Huxley

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Quotes by Dakota Spann.


“The most ‘selfish’ thing is the independent mind which recognizes no authority higher than its own.”

“To base our beliefs off of what we don’t know rather than what we do is to have ignorance as our religious base – not the simple acknowledgement of ignorance like an agnostic, but the actually worshiping of ignorance.”