If there Is no god – and there Isn’t – then we made up mortality. And I’m very Impressed. – Jennifer Michael Hecht.
To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed. – Rowan Atkinson
Religious apologists complain bitterly that atheists and secularists are aggressive and hostile in their criticism of them. I always say: “look, when you guys were in charge, you didn’t argue with us, you just burnt us at the stake. Now what we’re doing is, we’re presenting you with some arguments and some challenging questions, and you complain.
To develop a complete mind: study the science of art; study the art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. – Leonardo Da Vinci