Blaise Pascal Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.Anonymous “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But there are many I disagree with, for example “All thinking men are atheists” (Ernest Hemmingway).

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But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” This one is my own: ” God does not work in mysterious ways – he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence” I like these too: “God is infinite: an infinite amount of nonsense one can know about nothing.” -?

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr.

I love the quotes, but found the first one humorous since it is on *my* list of atheist quotes I disagree with. Most religious people reject other gods, not from some deep analysis of the likelihood they might exist, but rather because they aren’t the god they grew up with.

You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion….

Obviously I am painting religious people with a very broad brush, but it seems to me that most of them choose a particular god because it was the one their parents and family taught them was real, or perhaps because it better reflects the world as they want it to be (in the case of conversions).

Those are *not* the reasons I use to reject those gods.It may manifest in less time wasted, more fears overcome, and kinder interactions with others.But in this case, thinking it’s true won’t necessarily bring this about – it’s more of a “gut level” thing.He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence on the God question is at a similar level to the evidence on the werewolf question. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.John Mc Carthy Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.Michel de Montaigne I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.