“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
“Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.”
― Émile Zola
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
“The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”
― Richard Pryor
“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”