“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.”

“If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.”

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

“Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.”

“Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”

“The God Hypothesis is no longer necessary to explain the origin of the universe or the appearance of complexity or the laws of physics.”

“Science doesn’t require faith… and when faith conflicts with science, it’s faith that must retreat.”

“Religion has inflicted untold misery upon the human race.”

“Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems commendable.”

“Religion is about hiding and repressing the truth, science is about uncovering and revealing it.”

“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point.”

“Imagine with John Lennon, a world with no religion.”

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.” INSPIRATIONAL WORKING QUOTES

“It’s time to stop believing in belief and start believing in reason.”

“Natural selection is a process that works in ways that are utterly mindless, yet it is the most creative, innovative, and elegant process that we know of.”

“Science is the poetry of reality, and religion the poetry of myth.”

“Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody had the smallest idea what was going on.”

“Only when we cease to hold our beliefs religiously can we treat them as testable hypotheses.”

“The belief in virgin birth is an example of the power of credulity over evidence.”

“The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”

“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”

“One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.”

“We can no longer allow ourselves the luxury of postponing the debate about the consequences of faith-based belief.”

“The universe doesn’t owe us meaning; we owe the universe meaning.”