Atheist Scripture

Many religious followers like to quote scripture to attempt to prove their point.  While many of their quotes are outdated, irrelevant, or just plain nonsense, some to have a bearing on everyday life.  Below are a few quotations I’ve collected from throughout the Web.  I have credited the author or speaker wherever I had the information:

“Blashpemy is a victimless crime.”

“If god doesn’t like the way I live, let him tell me, not you.”

“The only difference between religion and superstition is the spelling.”

“Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate.” – F. M. Knowles

“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.”

“It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” – Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” John Adams, Treaty of Tripoly, article 11

More quotes are available at the following sites:

A lot of these quotes do a good job of conveying the ridiculous assumptions upon which religion is based.  If only atheists didn’t have to live in fear of persecution, I think we’d have so much more to learn about (and from) than 2,000-year-old books.



  1. My Coldicot said,

    August 15, 2007 at 2:09 am

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    Thank you for your post!

  2. murrayv said,

    August 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    “Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate.”

    Or too fearful, or too insecure, or too constrained by his society. To ascribe it to laziness is just lazy.

  3. theonionchronicles said,

    February 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    So if there is no God then there can be no right or wrong .
    Most people who believe in God also believe the 10 commandments .
    So if we pitch those out , I guess it is a free for all, do what you want when you want . Tear down the jails , they didnt do anything wrong .
    God said thou shall not kill , so there is No God, let them that kill go !
    and so on and so on .

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