After posting some Bible quotes, I thought it only fair to give the Atheists a chance of a rebuttal. So I’ve gathered together some of my favorite quotes on religion from some of the great thinkers of the recent, and not so recent past.
What I like about these quotes is that they are mostly logical, from logical thinkers. While logical thinking, and a total commitment to logical thinking, may not be entirely ideal, it’s certainly better than blind faith.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; 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.
Insanity in individuals is something rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Are there any quotes you would add to this list? If you had to give a one sentence sound bite on religion, what would it be?
Source: Vagabox Picture of Einstein: Oren Turner 1947