Interesting comment...you should remember that one...is it your's?
To the best of my knowledge, the quote is mine. I'm not aware of anyone assembling those specific words in that specific order, but I don't discount the possibility. The sentiment of those words most certainly did not originate with me.
We work together every damn day. --Jon Stewart
"Without religion, we'd have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. 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 blindfolded fear. "
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802
"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter."
-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823
"The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence." - Abu Ala Al-Maari
"Creationists make it sound like a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night." - Isaac Asimov
"Faith: not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies."
"I don't see any god up here" - Yuri Gagarin - first man in space, while in space.
When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed Him. The son of your own God. And only after He was dead did you worship Him and start killing those who would not. ? Tecumseh
"All religions have been made by men." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect, had intended for us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
"Atheism is a requirement for a complete human being. Religion is a crutch that is shackled to you, one you never really needed in the first place, but were convinced by others that you couldn't live without. Once you discover it's only an illusion, that it's not even a real crutch, you discard it gladly." -Brent Yaciw
"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”
--Edmond de Goncourt
"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike."
"Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits."
--Dan Barker, former evangelist
"Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, 'atheist' is a term that should not ever exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a 'non astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist'. We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. An atheist is simply a person who believes that the 260 million Americans (87 percent of the population) claiming to 'never doubt the existence of God' should be obliged to present evidence for his existence-and, indeed, for his BENEVOLENCE, given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world each day."
--Sam Harris, "Letter to a Christian Nation"
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet”
“Hence today I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator”
“I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job.”
–George W. Bush
"I don't know anyone less Jesus like than Christians." - Bill Maher especially true, I highly agree with this one
“Hence today I believe I am acting in accordance
with the will of the Almighty Creator”
Looks like you made a wrong 'quote' here for your benefit.....
just goes to show you, he believed in "GOD"!
Fools scatter about their many attributes, the wise keep such within;
a piece of straw floats upon the surface of water,
a precious gemstone sinks to the bottom.
Therefore, it is best to disregard the seen and concentrate upon the unseen.
Only within the latter may riches be found. ( Greek parable )