Religion

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature...

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soulless conditions, it is the opium of the people."

-- Karl Marx

The whole conception of God...

"The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past, or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men."

-- Bertrand Russell

The Church says the Earth is flat.

"The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church."

-- Ferdinand Magellen

It is no measure of health...

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

-- Krishnamurti
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