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Some atheist, or otherwise interesting, quotes for your enjoyment.

"In the 'bullshit department' a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman."
- George Carlin

"Truth in matters of religion is simply the opinion that has survived."
- Oscar Wilde

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose.
- Clarence Darrow

"I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock."
- Howard Stern

"Faith is believing what you know ain't so."
- Mark Twain

"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."
- Voltaire

"How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?"
- Woody Allen

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"I was born a heretic. I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows."
- Susan B. Anthony

"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Religion is all bunk."
- Thomas Edison

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
- John Adams (2nd President of the United States)

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
- Albert Einstein

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."
- Carl Sagan

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
- Abraham Lincoln

"I'm a born-again atheist."
- Gore Vidal

"Religion consists in a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain of."
- Mark Twain

"In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people."
- James Madison

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
- Richard Dawkins

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him."
- Arthur C. Clarke

"Lighthouses are more helpful then churches."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private schools, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separated."
- Ulysses S. Grant

"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people"
-Jesse Ventura

"The other side"

"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God."
- George HW Bush, (Bush Sr.)

"We are a nation conceived, born and nurtured by faith... Our faith is declared in our Constitution, on our currency and in our lives."
- Bob Dole

"Only faith in Christ gives rise to a culture contrary to egotism and death."
- Pope John Paul II

"Good Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
- Jerry Falwell

"The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished."
- Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz, Supreme religious authority, Saudi Arabia

"The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews."
- Jerry Falwell

"The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by the Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheistic people they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening."
- Pat Robertson

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."
Pat Robertson

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
- Pat Robertson

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
- Jerry Falwell

"Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them."
- Jerry Falwell