If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him. Voltaire (1694–1778), French writer and philosopher.
A religion true to its natures must also be concerned about man’s social conditions. Religion deals with both earth and heaven, both time and eternity. Religion operates not only on the vertical plane but also on the horizontal. It seeks not only to integrate men with God but to integrate men with men and each man with himself. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), U.S. civil rights leader.
As to the supposed “conflict”…between science and religion, no such conflict should exist because each subject has a legitimate magisterium, or domain of teaching authority—and these magisteria do not overlap. Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002), paleontologist.
Better to be too credulous than too sceptical. Anonymous. Chinese proverb.
Faith will move mountains. Anonymous.
Nietzsche God is dead
God Nietzsche is dead. Graffito
Man knows in the end that he is alone in the indifferent immensity of the Universe from which he has emerged by chance. Neither his destiny nor his duty is written down anywhere. Jacques Lucien Monod (1910–1976), French biochemist.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French philosopher, and mathematician.
Religion is the soul of soulless conditions, the heart of a heartless world, the opium of the people. Karl Marx (1818–1883), German philosopher.
We are survival machines—robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.
Richard Dawkins (1941– ), British ethologist.
Whatever is in motion must be moved by something else. Moreover, this something else…must itself be moved by something else, and that in turn by yet another thing…So we reach a first mover which is not moved by anything. And this all men think of as God. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274), Italian theologian and philosopher.
When I found out that God was white, and a man, I lost interest. Alice Walker (1944– ), U.S. novelist and poet.