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Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centures since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly ...
-- Canadian Atheists Newsletter, 1994
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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One would suppose that the battle for religious liberty was won in the United States two hundred years ago. However, in the time since, and right now, powerful voices are always raised in favor of bigotry and thought control. It is useful, then, to have a compendium of the thoughts of great men and women of all faiths (and of none) on the subject, to convince us that we men and woman of freedom are not and never have been alone.
-- from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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[I]f I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
-- A Memoir
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
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To rebel against a powerful political, economic, religious, or social establishment is very dangerous and very few people do it, except, perhaps, as part of a mob. To rebel against the "scientific" establishment, however, is the easiest thing in the world, and anyone can do it and feel enormously brave, without risking as much as a hangnail. Thus, the vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer
 

 

 

 

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