(Investigator 138, 2011 May)

Religion is regarded by the simplest as true by the wisest as false and by the Rulers as useful. [Seneca 4 b.c. – 65 a.d.]

When your neighbour makes a pilgrimage to Mecca, be cautious in dealing with him. When he makes his second pilgrimage, avoid him. When he makes the third one, move to another neighborhood. [Arab Proverb]

I was an atheist until I realized I was GOD. [Eastbourne, U.K.]

Religious belief can be regarded as a virus of the mind. [Richard Dawkins]

Religious faith resembles in a terrible manner a continuous suicide of Reason. [Nietsche]

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusive human concept with no superhuman authority behind it. [Albert Einstein]

Faith is belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. [Ambroise Bierce]

How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us. [Pope Leo X, 1513 – 1521 a.d.]

God is dead—Nietsche
Nietsche is dead—God
God and Nietsche are dead. [History]

What fools the Christian religion has made of mankind. [Jean de la Bruyere—1688]

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. [Amile Zola 1840–1902]

The only remedy for superstition [Religion] is Knowledge, faith is not knowledge.

Brian de Kretser — Darwin, Australia