Quotes on Christianity
The truth is that Christian theology, like every other theology, is not only opposed to the
scientific spirit, it is also opposed to all attempts at rational thinking.
Henry L. Mencken
Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it.
Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.
During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What
have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the
laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.
Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb in a
virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams
....Christianity is a monstrous fraud and delusion, that has desolated the earth and filled the
spirit world with demons.... there is not a tenet, dogma, doctrine, ceremony, form or prayer, fast or feast, title
of deity, form of church government, official rank or religious observance of any kind, that is not identical with
some prototype to be found in one or more of the more ancient religious systems.... no such person, man, or God, as
Jesus Christ, had anything to do with establishing the religion that has been taught in his name.... To get rid of
the damning fact that there is no historical basis for their theological fictions, the Christian priesthood have
been guilty of the heinous crime of destroying nearly all traces of the concurrent history of the first two
centuries of the Christian era. What little of it they have permitted to come down to us, they have so altered and
changed, as to destroy its historical value.
JM Roberts, Esq.
False believing is ever the worst enemy of true doing; and every Sunday the teaching of these
legalized kidnappers of children, for compulsory inoculation of their minds with the old theological virus, tends
to nullify the good done by education during the other six days of the week.
And hereafter, when [Christians] laugh at the Jewish superstition of a scape-goat, let them bear
in mind that more sensible and intelligent people may laugh in turn at their superstitious doctrine of a
scape-God....The blood of a God must atone for the sins of the whole human family ...Somebody must pay the penalty
in blood, somebody must be slaughtered for every little foible or peccadillo or moral blunder into which erring man
may chance to stumble while upon the pilgrimage of life, while journeying through the wilderness of time, even if a
God has to be dragged down from his throne in heaven, and murdered to accomplish it. Nothing less will mitigate the
divine wrath.... Whose soul - possessing the slightest moral sensibility - does not inwardly and instinctively
revolt at such a doctrine?
Our legends and our folk-tales are the sacred lore which you croon to your infants. Our poems
have filled your hymnals and your prayerbooks. Our national history has become an indispensable part of the
learning of your pastors and priests and scholars. Our kings, our statesmen, our prophets, our warriors your
heroes. Our ancient little country is your Holy Land. Our national literature is your Holy Bible. What our people
thought and taught has become inextricably woven into your speech and tradition, until no one among you can be
called educated who is not familiar with our racial heritage.
Jewish artisans and Jewish fishermen are your teachers and your saints, with countless statues
carved in their image and innumerable cathedrals raised in their memories. A Jewish maiden is your ideal of
motherhood and womanhood. A Jewish rebel-prophet is the central figure in your religious worship. We have pulled
down your idols, cast aside your racial inheritance, and substituted for them our God and our traditions. No
conquest in history can even remotely compare with this clean sweep over you.
Marcus Eli Ravage, Century Magazine
Christianity sprang out of Judaism. It has again withdrawn into Judaism. The Christian from the
outset was the theorizing Jew; the Jew is therefore the practical Christian and the practical Christian has become
a Jew. Christianity has only seemed to overcome real Judaism ...Christianity is the sublime idea of Judaism.
Judaism is the common application of Christianity.
Karl Marx, a Jew and "clear and lucid Talmudist"
"On the Jewish Question," Selected Essays
Because of their capacity for distortion, the Jews are the most fateful people in human history.
In the course of their operations they have hoodwinked mankind so much that, even to this day, the Christian can
feel anti-Semitic without realizing that he himself is the logical consequence of Judaism....
In the formulation of Christianity, the art of concocting holy lies, which is the essence of
Jewishness, after many centuries of earnest apprenticeship and practice in Judea, has reached technical perfection.
The Christian, who is the last word in falsity, is the Jew repeating his type - thrice a Jew.
Little super-Jews, fit only for the madhouse, reversed all values to suit themselves, as if the
followers of Christ alone were the meaning, the salt, the standard, and even the supreme court of mankind.... Such
a calamity was only possible because a species of megalomania, similar to this one, and racially like it (orthodox
Jewish) was already in existence. When a division appeared between official Jews and Christian Jews, the latter had
no alternative but to employ the self-protective measures peculiar to the Jews themselves, whereas the Jews had use
it only against Gentiles. The Christian is only a noncomformist Jew ...
In all our history books, and especially in religious circles, we are told that Christianity and
the Jews were in opposition; that Christ denounced the Jews; that the Jews crucified Christ. Even today we are
being told in Kosher Konservative circles that the main objective of the Jews is to destroy Christianity. This is,
of course, one of the biggest hoaxes in the history of the world. The facts are plainly there for everyone to see.
The Jews concocted Christianity as their special poison to unhinge the minds of the Romans so that they would no
longer be able to maintain their civilization. This was the Jews' revenge for the destruction of Jerusalem ...
Klassen was a "white supremacist," a purported survivor of the Jewish-Bolshevik regime,
which allegedly killed his family. However, his comments herein are fairly accurate.
The Christian religion and Masonry have one and the same common origin: Both are derived from
the worship of the Sun. The difference between their origin is, that the Christian religion is a parody on the
worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same
adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.
Historically, it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if He did we
do not know anything about Him.
Bertrand Russell, "Why I am not a Christian."
In my freetime I practised singing in the choir of the monastery church at Lambach, and thus it
happened that I was placed in a very favourable position to be emotionally impressed again and again by the
magnificent splendour of ecclesiastical ceremonial. What could be more natural for me than to look upon the Abbot
as representing the highest human ideal worth striving for, just as the position of the humble village priest had
appeared to my father in his own boyhood days? At least, that was my idea for a while.
The audience remained stoic as the Catholic mother and I regaled them with horror stories of
betrayal and sexual abuse of children by clergymen. But when one of the clergymen on the show "exposed" the fact
that I am an atheist, a loud collective gasp was sounded from the good Christians in the audience. It was a telling
demonstration of that narrow bigotry, inculcated in so many Christians, that goodness has far more to do with one's
professions of faith than with conduct and actions.
Annie Laurie Gaylor
Here the Catholic Church presents an instructive example. Clerical celibacy forces the Church to
recruit its priests not from their own ranks but progressively from the masses of the people. Yet there are not
many who recognize the significance of celibacy in this relation. But therein lies the cause of the inexhaustible
vigour which characterizes that ancient institution. For by thus unceasingly recruiting the ecclesiastical
dignitaries from the lower classes of the people, the Church is enabled not only to maintain the contact of
instinctive understanding with the masses of the population but also to assure itself of always being able to draw
upon that fund of energy which is present in this form only among the popular masses. Hence the surprising
youthfulness of that gigantic organism, its mental flexibility and its iron will-power.
Adolf Hitler, expressing his admiration for the Church, Mein Kampf, I, 2
During the presidential campaign of 1880, the Christian Union made the startling admission that,
of the nineteen men who, up to that time, had held the office of President of the United States, not one, with the
possible exception of Washington, had ever been a member of a Christian church.
[Regarding the] Christian Myth, they know it is myth. In private
discussions with theologians, they shocked me by admitting they know it is all a myth. One Jesuit told me, "Those
stories are for the unthinking lay public." This changes the problem from one of ignorance to one of lies and
Jesus is a mythical figure in the tradition of pagan mythology and almost nothing in all of
ancient literature would lead one to believe otherwise. Anyone wanting to believe Jesus lived and walked as a real
live human being must do so despite the evidence, not because of it.
C. Dennis McKinsey
In regard to the Jewish problem, do not the two Christian denominations take up a standpoint
to-day which does not respond to the national exigencies or even the interests of religion? Consider the attitude
of a Jewish Rabbi towards any question, even one of quite insignificant importance, concerning the Jews as a race,
and compare his attitude with that of the majority of our clergy, whether Catholic or
Confessed Christian Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, I, 3
Whether Protestant pastor or Catholic priest, each did his very utmost in helping our powers of
resistance to hold out, not only in the trenches but also, and even more so, at home. During those years, and
especially during the first outburst of enthusiasm, in both religious camps there was one undivided and sacred
German Empire for whose preservation and future existence they all prayed to Heaven.
Adolf Hitler, on WWI, Mein Kampf, I, 3
The rise and decline of the Pan-German movement on the one hand and the marvellous progress of
the Christian-Socialist Party on the other, became a classic object of study for me, and as such they played an
important part in the development of my own views....
The Christian-Socialist leaders took care to avoid all controversy with the institutions of
religion and thus they secured the support of that mighty organization, the Catholic Church. Those leaders
recognized the value of propaganda on a large scale and they were veritable virtuosos in working up the spiritual
instincts of the broad masses of their adherents....
The anti-Semitism of the Christian-Socialists was based on religious instead of racial
principles. The reason for this mistake gave rise to the second error also...
It was obvious, however, that this kind of anti-Semitism did not upset the Jews very much,
simply because it had a purely religious foundation. If the worst came to the worst a few drops of baptismal water
would settle the matter, hereupon the Jew could still carry on his business safely and at the same time retain his
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, I, 3