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The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian
George Washington
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
Thomas Jefferson
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find
in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike
founded on fables and mythology.
Thomas Jefferson
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
Thomas Jefferson
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
Thomas Jefferson
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must
more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary
to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he
deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it
will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign
James Madison
In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
James Madison
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble
enterprise, every expanded prospect.
James Madison
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the
ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
James Madison
In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have
ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
Ethan Allen
While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the
law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
Ethan Allen
Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against
reason with or without reason.
Ethan Allen
If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of
the clergy.
Marquis de Lafayette
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that
bleeds a nation to death.
Thomas Paine
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see
in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Thomas Paine
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
Thomas Paine
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Thomas Paine
My mind is my own church.
Thomas Paine
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
Thomas Paine
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
Thomas Paine
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked
feature of all religions established by law.
Thomas Paine
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
Thomas Paine
That God cannot lie, is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests
can not, or that the Bible does not.
Thomas Paine
The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.
Thomas Paine
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from
Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
Thomas Paine
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.
Thomas Paine
There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that
are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
Thomas Paine
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are
fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Napoleon Bonaparte
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything
but himself.
Richard Burton
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God
(or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world,
nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it
says what he means.
George Bernard Shaw