Quotes about God
A new idea is the result of the dethroning of a reigning God.
In spite of centuries wasted in preaching God's omnipotence, his omnipotence is contradicted by
every Christian judgment and every Christian prayer.
Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
If man had created man, he would be ashamed of his performance.
Darwin was wrong. Man's still an ape. His creed's still a totem pole. When
he first achieved the upright position, he took a look at the stars, and thought they were something to eat. When
he couldn't reach them, he decided they were groceries belonging to a bigger creature. That's how Jehovah was
Gene Kelly, "Inherit the Wind"
A one-planet deity has for me little appeal.
The density of matter in the Universe is only 20 drops of water in a billion cubic miles. That's
all the creation the good Lord's come up with, and it's no big thing.
John Dobson, Astronomer
As far as I can determine, God is an abstract noun that refers to the general set of singularities
resulting from any process of extrapolation based on incomplete information.
Men have believed in a God who was an omnipotent fiend, a demon quite unknown to the devil-worship of the past -
a curse that sat enthroned amid the universe, breathing horror all abroad, and brooding down in blackness on the
souls of men. And the ascending smoke of torment was to magnify the features of his monstrous majesty.
The God of the Bible can only be adored by individuals whose minds are not emancipated wholly from the thralldom
of barbarism, and who regard Jehovah as a man, and not a good one either, or, as we have before remarked a
Dr. Thomas Inman, British Royal Physician, Ancient Faiths and Modern, 255
The Jehovah of the Jews is a suspicious tyrant, who breathes nothing but blood, murder, and
carnage, and who demands that they should nourish him with the vapours of animals. The Jupiter of the Pagans is a
lascivious monster. The Moloch of the Phoenicians is a cannibal. The pure mind of the Christians resolved, in order
to appease his fury, to crucify his own son. The savage god of the Mexicans cannot be satisfied without thousands
of mortals which are immolated to his sanguinary appetite.
Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach