An honest god is the noblest work of man… God has always resembled his creators. Each nation has created a god, and the god has always resembled his creators. He hated and loved what they hated and loved, and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. Each god was intensely patriotic, […]
Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes
No matter how many people regard the Bible as inspired – that fact furnishes no evidence that it is inspired. Just as many people have regarded other books as inspired; just as millions have been deluded about the inspiration of books ages and ages before Christianity was born.
But if the witnesses are inspired of God then there is no reason for their disagreeing on anything, and if they do disagree it is a demonstration that they were not inspired.
Volumes might be written upon the infinite absurdity of this most incredible, wicked and foolish of all fables (The flood) contained in that repository of the impossible, called the Bible. To me it is a matter of amazement, that it ever was for a moment believed by any intelligent human being.
The instant we admit that a book is too sacred to be doubted, or even reasoned about, we are mental serfs. It is infinitely absurd to suppose that a god would Address a communication to intelligent beings, and yet make it a crime, to be punished in eternal flames, for them to use their intelligence […]
If the book (the Bible) and my brain are both the work of the same Infinite God, whose fault is it that the book and my brain do not agree?
It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
A very pious friend of mine, having heard that I had said the world was full of imperfections, asked me if the report was true. Upon being informed that it was, he expressed great surprise that any one could be guilty of such presumption. He said that, in his judgment, it was impossible to point […]
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.