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agnostic quotes

"More and more, as I think about history,' he pondered, 'I am convinced that
everything that is worth while in the world had been accomplished by the free
inquiring critical spirit and the that preservation of this spirit is more important
than any social system whatsoever. But the men of ritual and the men of barbarism
are capable of shutting up the men of science and of silencing them forever."

--Sinclair Lewis

"Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely
upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors,
but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason."

--Christopher Hitchens

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and
social ties; 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."

--Albert Einstein

"Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an

admission of the obvious. In fact, "atheist" is a term that should not ever exist.
No one ever needs to identify himself as a "non astrologer" or a "non-alchemist". We
do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens
traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing
more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious
beliefs. An atheist is simply a person who believes that the 260 million Americans
(87 percent of the population) claiming to "never doubt the existence of God" should
be obliged to present evidence for his existence-and, indeed, for his BENEVOLENCE,
given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world
each day."

--Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation"

"Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept
an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own

--Dan Barker, former evangelist, author, critic

"When I became convinced that the universe is natural, that all the ghosts and gods
are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood
the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and
fell. The dungeon was flooded with light and all the bolts and bars and manacles
became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf, or a slave. There was for me no
master in all the wide world, not even in infinite space. I was free--free to think,
to express my thoughts--free to live my own ideal, free to live for myself and those
I loved, free to use all my faculties, all my senses, free to spread imagination's
wings, free to investigate, to guess and dream and hope, free to judge and determine
for myself . . . I was free! I stood erect and fearlessly, joyously faced all

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agnostic quotes
--Robert G. Ingersoll

"Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to
Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of
Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible
fears of death, I am thankful to atheism."

--Isaac Asimov, "On Religiosity," Free Inquiry ††

"You do not need the bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to
justify hate."

--Richard A. Weatherwax

"But I choose to believe in Christ being my savior because I have to... I think that
qualifies for thinking outside the box"

--Christian flamer, Carlos Rodriguez, 09/15/2006

"Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is now. The most
important one is always the one you are with. And the most important thing is to do
good for the one who is standing at your side. For these, my dear boy, are the
answers to what is most important in this world. This is why we are here."

--Jon J. Muth

"I contemplate with sovereign reverence the act of the Whole American people which
declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of
separation between Church & State."

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1802 letter to Danbury Connecticut Baptist Association

"Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown
His own?"

--Bertrand Russell

"How can atheists sue God? It would be rather like me sueing the Easter Bunny."

--Nameless British Fan of AANR, famed Facebook Christian Apologist, as written on

"The Free Sandwich" thread

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