Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Και ο αντίλογος των άθεων ...

"I don't want to believe, I want to know".
- Carl Sagan

"Faith: Not wanting to know what is true."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
- Richard Dawkins

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth."
- Henry Mencken

"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church."
- Thomas Paine

"I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape."
- Desmond Morris

"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."
- Unknown

"The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church."
- Magellan

“That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the Bible does not?
- Thomas Paine

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived."
- Isaac Asimov

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
- Karl Marx

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

"The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell

"I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion."
- James Buchanan

“All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

“All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
- Stendhal

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry?
- Edgar Allan Poe

"Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense."
- Chapman Cohen

"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modelled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms."
- Albert Einstein

“More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
- Harvey Milk

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt

"It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand."
- Mark Twain

“A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism”
- Donald Morgan

"A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes."
- James Feibleman

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"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

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."
- Blaise Pascal

"The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality."
- George Bernard Shaw

“Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion”
- Dewey Henize

“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires”
- Sigmund Freud

"A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
- Albert Einstein

“We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell?”
- Karl Popper

“Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies”
- Thomas Jefferson

“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

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart."
- Henry Mencken

“Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain”
- Mark Twain

"In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal god."
- Albert Einstein

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.?
- Steven Weinberg

“Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand?
- Karl Marx

"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
- Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)

“The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself”
- Richard Burton

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is”
- Mahatma Gandhi

“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it”
- John Adams

“Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think”
- Arthur Schopenhauer

“The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoning”
- Voltaire

“Religion is the last refuge of human savagery”
- Alfred North Whitehead

"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature. The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
- Thomas Jefferson

“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and... foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity”
- John Adams

"The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
- Abraham Lincoln

“The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine”
- George Washington

“Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines”
- Bertrand Russell

“It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion”
- Bertrand Russell

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness”
- The Dalai Lama

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. The religion which based on experience, which refuses dogmatic. If there's any religion that would cope the scientific needs it will be Buddhism...”
- Albert Einstein

Αφού τόσοι σπουδαίοι άνθρωποι δεν κατάφεραν να βάλουν μυαλό στους υπόλοιπους τότε μάλλον έχουμε σοβαρό πρόβλημα ως είδος.

Βοήθεια γειτόνοι ...

1 comment:

  1. καλησπερα...Δεν ειναι τυχαιο που ο τιτλος του ποστ σου με εκανε να σε επισκεφθω σημερα για πρωτη φορα. Μολις χθες ειχα μια ωραια διαφωνια περι θρησκειας κτλ. Σκοπευω να γραψω καποιες σκεψεις επι του θεματος καποια στιγμη. Δυστυχως οσο ορθολογικα και επιστημονικα επιχειρηματα κι αν εχει καποιος, δεν προκειται ποτε να πεισει κανεναν για την μη υπαρξη του θεου. Ο κοσμος εχει αναγκη να πιστευει σε κατι ανωτερο στις δυσκολες στιγμες του. Εγω αυτο το λεω αυταπατη, αλλοι το λενε θρησκεια...

    "Για σενα ειμαι αθεος, για τον θεο ειμαι νομιμη αντιπολιτευση". αγνωστος...

    "god is a sadist". par1saktos :)


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