Rationalist Quotes Sampler 

Mondar M. M. A. NOVO


*      Challenge by contradiction and accept through elimination. (Majlish Guru)


*      Ideas imbued with truth, in all ages, face intractable obstruction due largely to obsession with rounded up conjecture and unfounded but popularly believed messages. However, truth shall be revealed and shall survive all through. New ideology and truth-based conjugated concept is usually unpalatable to people who are surmounted by preconceptions, prejudices and ritual bound bigotry but remains ever glowing. (Majlish Guru)


*      Miracles are things that cannot be explained with current knowledge. (currently available knowledge and also something could be apparently miraculous because relevant information is hidden.) (Majlish Guru)


*      Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. (Albert Einstein)


*      It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. – (Albert Einstein)


*      I do not believe that a man should be restrained in his daily actions by being afraid of punishment after death or that he should do things only because in this way he will be rewarded after he dies. (Albert Einstein)


*      All Bibles are man-made. (Thomas Alva Edison)


*      I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States . (Thomas Alva Edison)


*      Virgin birth: an oxymoron on which an entire religion was formed. (Marquis De Sade: Quills Movie)


*      "The world holds two classes of men: intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence." - Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri


*      The myths about Hades and the gods, though they are pure invention, help to make men virtuous.  (Diodorus Siculus, about 20 B.C.)


*      Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; Or he can, but does not want to; Or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. But, if God both can and wants to abolish evil, Then how come evil in the world? (Epicurus, 350-270 BC?)


*      "I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose." - Clarence Darrow


*      "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


*      God: The imaginary friend that adults need and can have. (NOVO)


*      Satan: The imaginary all purpose, ever ready, convenient scapegoat for the pious. (NOVO)


*      Religion: Unthinking, obsessive and ostentatious practice of beliefs through sterile rituals. (NOVO)


*      Reality is not a slave to your belief. (NOVO)

*      When faced with the chasm of unfamiliarity or uncertainty, I would rather build a bridge of reason than take a leap of faith. (NOVO)

*      Religion is the first refuge of the truly ignorant! (NOVO, twisting Spock’s, “Profanity is the last refuge of the truly ignorant.)


*      Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. (Ambrose Bierce)


*      Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited. (Ambrose Bierce)


*      Geology shows that fossils are of different ages. Paleontology shows a fossil sequence, the list of species represented changes through time. Taxonomy shows biological relationships among species. Evolution is the explanation that threads it all together. Creationism is the practice of squeeezing one's eyes shut and wailing "does not!".  (Dr.Pepper)


*      When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man. (Diogenes)


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