I thought I’d give you a selection of some jolly nice quotations:
The existence of a world without God seems to me less absurd than the presence of a God, existing in all his perfection, creating an imperfect man in order to make him run the risk of Hell – Armand Salacrou.
I recall the story of the philosopher and the theologian. The two were engaged in disputation and the theologian used the old quip about a philosopher resembling a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat — which wasn’t there. “That may be,” said the philosopher: “but a theologian would have found it.” – Julian Huxley
If we are going to teach “creation scince”…as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction – Judith Hayes
No miracle has ever taken place under conditions which science can accept. Experience shows, without exception, that miracles occur only in times and in countries in which miracles are believed in, and in the presence of persons who are disposed to believe them – Ernest Renan
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel
Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy
If I were personally to define religion, I would say that it is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstances. -Theodore Dreiser, 1941.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficient and omnipotent God would have designedly created…that a cat should play with mice. – Charles Darwin
Faith is believing things by definition, which are not justified by reason. If it were justified by reason, it wouldn’t be faith.
The difference between religions and cults is determined by how much real estate is owned. – Frank Zappa