Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

To deny the existence of these evil spirits, to deny the existence of the Devil, is to deny the truth of the New Testament. To deny the existence of these imps of darkness is to contradict the words of Jesus Christ… If we give up the belief in devils, we must give up the inspiration […]

In nearly all the theologies, mythologies and religions, the devils have been much more humane and merciful than the gods. No devil ever gave one of his generals an order to kill children and to rip open the bodies of pregnant women.

It is grander to think and investigate for yourself than to repeat a creed… I look for the day when reason, throned upon the world’s brains, shall be the King of Kings and the God of Gods.

To hate man and worship god seems to be the sum of all the creeds.

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.

The credulity of the savage was almost boundless. To him the marvelous was the beautiful, the mysterious was the sublime. Consequently, every religion has for its foundation a miracle – that is to say, a violation of nature – that is to say, a falsehood. No one, in the world’s whole history, ever attempted to […]

Age after age, the strong have trampled upon the weak; the crafty and heartless have ensnared and enslaved the simple and innocent, and nowhere, in all the annals of mankind, has any god succored the oppressed.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

There is not in all the pulpits ingenuity enough to harmonize these ignorant and stupid contradictions.

These contradictions are gross and palpable and demonstrate that the New Testament is not inspired, and that many of its statements must be false.