E. Haldeman-Julius Quotes

Martyrs have been sincere. And so have tyrants. Wise men have been sincere. And so have fools.

“Would you tax God?” asks a defender of church tax exemption. Well, if there were a God he should be able to pay his own way and support his own business. If not, then he should do like other business men and close up shop.

To be true to the mythical conception of a God is to be false to the interests of mankind.

The influences that have lifted the race to a higher moral level are education, freedom, leisure, the humanizing tendency of a better-supplied and more interesting life. In a word, science and liberalism- the two forces, fundamentally skeptical, that we have seen continuously at work in human progress- have accomplished the very things for which religion […]

The Bible is not even intelligent. It is not even good craftsmanship, but is full of absurdities and contradictions.

Talk of God leads by a direct road to the conclusion of atheism. The only sensible attitude is to dismiss the idea of God – to get it out of the way of more important ideas. The wide dissemination of this intelligent atheistic attitude is one of the leading features of any program of popular […]

How can a preacher talk with a straight face about political graft? He is, himself, profiting by one of the most notorious political grafts in this country.

Don’t take our word for it. Read the Bible itself. Read the statements of preachers. And you will understand that God is the most desperate character, the worst villain in all fiction.

The church has contributed nothing to civilization. It has progressed somewhat, and it has become a little more decent, in reflection of the movements of civilization that have taken place outside of the church and usually in the face of the strong opposition of the church. But the church has always resisted the process of […]

The churches beg – and if we don’t give them money, why, they take it anyway, forcibly, by means of this unjust state tax exemption.