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" The intellectual respectability of the claim that there are gods, ...seems to be exactly on a par with the intellectual respectability of thinking that there are fairies in your garden. "

          - Anthony Grayling

" That a believer is happier than a skeptic 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 of happiness. "

          - George Bernard Shaw

" The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference. "

          - Richard Dawkins

" All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will. "

          - Alexander Herzen

" All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence "

          - Albert Einstein

" The harm that theology has done is not to create cruel impulses, but to give them the sanction of what professes to be lofty ethic, and to confer an apparently sacred character upon practices which have come down from more ignorant and barbarous times. "

          - Bertrand Russell

                  









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