Compilation of wisdom

A compilation of wisdom from my friend Jim Smith.


The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.   Stephen Hawking

You can burn in hell.  But, be a nice guy anyway.  Ricky Gerveis

A ridiculous belief, even if sincerely believed, is no less ridiculous.  Eric Nowell

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.  Nietzsche

The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.  Delos McKown

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov

As firmly convinced that religions do harm I am that they are untrue.  Bertrand Russell

We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in.  Some of us just go one god further.  Richard Dawkins

I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.  Thomas Jefferson

If Atheism is a religion, “I haven’t got one” is a car.

Mythology is someone else’s religion, different enough from yours for its absurdity to be obvious.

Why should I allow the same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who drowned his own?  Robert Ingersoll

Faith cannot be debated, it can merely be asserted.  Andrew Sullivan

The most logical answer to why God doesn’t heal amputees is that he either doesn’t care or doesn’t exist.

The difference between a religion and a delusion is the number of people who believe it.

“Faith” means not wanting to know what is true.  Nietzsche

If God wanted for us to believe in him then he’d exist.  Linda Smith

I don’t believe in God because I have thought about it. Sean Lock

Religious beliefs cannot all be right, but they can be all wrong.  Herb Silverman

Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them that the paint is wet, and they’ll have to touch it to be sure.  George Carlin

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, be sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.  Sigmund Freud

Avoid, if possible, precision guesswork based upon unreliable data provided by one of questionable knowledge.

It ain’t supposed to make sense. It’s faith. Archie Bunker in argument with Meathead.

“The Cross”—the Christian torture symbol.   Ruth Green

The inspiration of the bible depends upon the ignorance off who reads it.  Robert Ingersoll

He is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong,  Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance believes, intelligence examines and explains.  Robert Ingersoll

Science doesn’t make it impossible to believe in God. It just makes it possible not to believe in God.

Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.

Praying is like a rocking-chair. It will give you something to do, but won’t get you anywhere.

I am a polyatheist. There are many gods in which I have no belief.

Consider the ignorance of the average fundamentalists.  Then realize that half of them must be dumber than that.

Riddle of Epicurus

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?

Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able but not willing?

Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing?

Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither willing or able?

Then why call him God?


Thank God!  He always directs our paths.  He’s worthy of our praise!   Johnnie Cochran

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