There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
What has religion to do with facts? Nothing
Calvin founded a little theocracy, modeled after the Old Testament, and succeeded in erecting the most detestable government that ever existed, except the one from which it was copied
The great religious historian, Eusebius, ingenuously remarks that in his history he carefully omitted whatever tended to discredit the church, and that he piously magnified all that conduced to her glory
Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope
The careful reader of the New Testament will find three Christs described: - One who wished to preserve Judaism - one who wished to reform it, and one who built a system of his own
Religion is one of the phases of thought through which the world is passing
The Old Testament describes the hell of the past, and the New the hell of the future
Whether the Bible is true or false, is of no consequence in comparison with the mental freedom of the race
My principal objections to orthodox religion are two - slavery here and hell hereafter
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
The dead do not suffer. And if they live again, their lives will surely be as good as ours. We have no fear. We are all children of the same mother, and the same fate awaits us all. We, too, have our religion, and it is this: Help for the living, hope for the dead.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.