“Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.” – Bill Gates
“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” – Douglas Adams
“If there was a god, I’d still have both nuts.” – Lance Armstrong
“Science explains everything. There is no meaning in life except to be the best at something. If only I could be the best at something, perhaps my parents would love me.” – Asia Carrera, Porn Star
“I believe that all important matters have to be settled here, not in the clouds somewhere after we kick off.” - Billy Joel
“Wow. No God. If Mum had lied to me about God, had she also lied to me about Santa? yes, but who cares? The gifts kep coming. And so did the gifts of my newfound atheism. The gifts of truth, science, nature. The real beauty of this world. Not a world by design, but one by chance. I learned of evolution—a theory so simple and obvious that only England’s greatest genius could have come up with it. Evolution of plants, animals, and us—with imagination, free will, love and humor. I no longer needed a reason for my existence, just a reason to live. And imagination, free will, love, humor, fun, music, sports, beer, and pizza are all good enough reasons for living.
But living an honest life—for that you need the truth. That’s the other thing I learned that day, that the truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.” – Ricky Gervais (“The Office”)
“Q: Do you believe in God?
A: Yes. His name is Clive Davis, and he’s the head of my record company.” – Barry Manilow
“Hmm… For some people. I hope so, for them. For the people who believe in it, I hope so. There doesn’t need to be a God for me. There’s something in people that’s spiritual, that’s godlike. I don’t feel like doing things just because people say things, but I also don’t really know if it’s better to just not believe in anything, either.” – Angelina Jolie asked if there is a god.
“To YOU I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.” – Woody Allen
“I believe in the good message that’s found in religion. But I doubt there’s someone up there above the clouds running the show.” – Annika Sörenstam (LPGA great)
“There are like two golden rules in life. One is ‘Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.’ For some reason, people associate this with Christianity. I’m not a Christian. I’m agnostic. The other rule is ‘Be proud of what you do.’” – Linus Torvalds (Linux father)
“If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you Pope.” – Bill Maher
“I am also atheist or agnostic (I don’t even know the difference). I’ve never been to church and prefer to think for myself. I do believe that religions stand for good things, and that if you make irrational sacrifices for a religion, then everyone can tell that your religion is important to you and can trust that your most important inner faiths are strong. Steve Jobs may be an informal fan of Eastern religions but it’s never obvious in him and I never heard of him regularly attending a church. That’s only a guess.” – Steve Wozniak
“In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can’t hold a candle to a clergyman. ‘Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!
But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!
War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the resumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you’d expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. And just between you and me, in any decently-run universe, this guy would’ve been out on his all-powerful ass a long time ago. And by the way, I say “this guy”, because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man.
No woman could or would ever fuck things up like this. So, if there is a God, I think most reasonable people might agree that he’s at least incompetent, and maybe, just maybe, doesn’t give a shit. Doesn’t give a shit, which I admire in a person, and which would explain a lot of these bad results.” – George Carlin
“If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder”, Pope John I
Any reason to believe in god? None whatsoever. It’s fun to argue with religious people that actually want to take the fight… they have few (if any) arguments. And always lose.