Burn down your life
Set fire to all your ties of home, family and love
Light the fires and allow it to spread to thy neighbor's homes as well
Leave and never return, seek the truth ever more
For God is Great!
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.
We cannot be iconoclasts, we cannot relinquish the old gods because so much has been sacrificed to them.
— Eva Figes
It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.
History has shown us that it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished.
— Rod Liddle
Being nice to people is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity, as opposed to other religions whose tenets are more along the lines of 'kill everyone who doesn't smell bad and doesn't answer to the name Mohammed.'
— Ann Coulter
Every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hate towards Americans, Jews, and Christians; this is part of our ideology. Ever since I can recall I felt at war with the Americans and had feelings of animosity and hate toward them.
— Osama Bin Laden
What Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is doing to evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.
— Pat Robertson
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
— Salman Rushdie
A characteristic of religious fundamentalism is to perceive the world as an arena of continuous battle and to nourish it with anger and the desire for revenge.
— Ilter Turkemen
I get the impression that many nonbelievers are just fine about tolerating religious belief as long as they can do it condescendingly, blowing off rational statements by believers as quixotic or delusional. Challenge the underlying assumption that nonbelief is inherently more intellectually sound or scientific than belief, or show that many of the most common arguments by nonbelievers are on the same superficial level as arguments by Intelligent Designers and, well, the gloves come off and the veneer of civility evaporates.
— Steven Dutch, The Dumbest Statements About Religion
John Doe: Nothing wrong with a man taking pleasure in his work. I won't deny my own desire to see each sin turned against the sinner.
Det. Mills: Wait, I thought all you did was murder innocent people.
John Doe: (blinks in disbelief) Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man, a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man who, if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal! After him, I picked the lawyer, and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets! A woman so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside! A drug dealer — a drug-dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point: we see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example.
Kasif: You're the master of the Pinnacle of the Eye of the Hunt. It was you who defeated the heretic cult worshipping bile-black stone at Port Calin. It was you who brought down the Anathema Bosk at the threshold of his ancient tomb. And it was you who murdered Sesus Beedita, a fellow monk whose only crime was to disagree with your interpretation of the Immaculate Texts!
Peleps Deled: That's where you're wrong, Kasif...
Kasif: LIAR! I saw you do it. Don't even try to pretend it was accidental.
Deled: I didn't mean about that...I mean you're wrong to think there's such a thing as an "interpretation" of the texts.
—Discussing theological issues in Manual of Exalted Power: The Dragon-Blooded.
I see them on the corner
Big black bible in hand
Shouting at the people to hear the word of the Lord
And it's this:
"You're just a filthy sinner-man!
You can't save yourself but - Jesus can!
And then you too can be an angel with a sword - smite the unrighteous!
Make Jesus your goal,
Sell him your soul,
Go throw your mind down the nearest hole."
And the Lord Christ-Jesus will save you from the devil and sin,
The Lord Marx-Lenin will save you from the Chairman of the Board,
The Lord Smack-Needle will save you from the pains of life,
But who will come and save you from your Lord?
— Leslie Fish, "Trinity"
When doing business with a religious sonofabitch, GET IT IN WRITING. His word isn't worth shit, not with the good Lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal.
— William S. Burroughs, "Advice for Young People"
"You don't need freedom of speech if you let Jesus think for you."
"It's not God bless America. God damn America!"
Reba: Barbara Jean, you're not gonna get anybody to believe by hitting them with a Bible.
Barbara Jean: Oh, that's how my daddy did it.