Quotations Vault: Bane of Monotheism


"Religious truth" conveys nothing clear to me at all.

"Ideas and Opinions"
Albert Einstein (1954)

From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.

Sir Elton John1, 2

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Book CoverI am inclined to follow Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, when he said, 'When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion.'

"The God Delusion"
Prof. Richard Dawkins (2006) p5

Could somebody please explain to me why it is that if you believe Elvis is still alive, you belong in an asylum; whereas if you believe Jesus is still alive, you belong in our halls of power?

Lawrence Boyce
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The Guardian

Religion is a delusion propagated by a combination of ignorance, art, and fear, fanned into longevity and ubiquity by the power it gave those in command.

P. W. Atkins

"GOD" is most accurately defined as the personification of ignorance, representing everything that we do not yet understand.

Kenneth Marsalek

Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.


Once people get hung up on theology, they're lost to sanity forever. More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any name in history of the world.

Gore Vidal

ALL religions of a spiritual nature are inventions of man. He has created an entire system of gods with nothing more than his carnal brain. Just because he has an ego, and cannot accept it, he has to externalize it into some great spiritual device which he calls "God".

Book of Lucifer 2:1:The Satanic Bible

Most men would kill the Truth, if the truth would kill their religion.

Lemuel K. Washburn

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.

Arthur C Clarke

Wherever the religious neurosis has appeared on the Earth so far, we find it connected with three dangerous prescriptions as to regimen : Solitude, Fasting and Sexual abstinence.

"Beyond Good and Evil" by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886) p66.

Book CoverEverything great comes from neurotics. They alone have founded religions and composed our masterpieces.

Marcel Proust in "A Divided Self: Biography of R.D.Laing" by John Clay (1997)

Click to view quotes from USA's first 6 presidents voicing their negative opinions of religion

...the ongoing, growing, and powerful movement called secularism, a way of understanding and living that is indifferent to religion -- in fact, not even concerned enough to pay it any attention, much less oppose it.

National Council of Churches
Handbook of Denominations

Link: "Secularisation Theory: Will Modern Society Reject Religion? What is Secularism?" by Vexen Crabtree (2008)

The best place to meditate is on the pot. If you have a comfortable toilet seat and a stout lock on the door, there's no telling what great thoughts might emerge. Martin Luther dreamed up Protestantism whilst sitting on the toilet at Wittenburg monastery, and we know what a big movement that became.

'Toilet Seat Meditation'
"The Devil's Notebook"
Anton LaVey (1992)

By Vexen Crabtree 2002 Sep 12
Parent page: The Bane of Monotheism: Against Single-God Religions

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References: (What's this?)

Clay, John
(1997) A Divided Self: Biography of R.D.Laing. Published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Dawkins, Prof. Richard
(2006) The God Delusion. Hardback. Published by Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, Uxbridge Road, London, UK.

Einstein, Albert. (1879-1955)
(1954) Ideas and Opinions. Published in 1954 by Crown Publishers, New York, USA and in 1982 by Three Rivers Press. A collection of Einstein's writings and texts.

LaVey, Anton. (1930-1997) Founder of the Church of Satan.
(1969) The Satanic Bible. Published by Avon Books Inc, New York, USA. Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966.
(1992) The Devil's Notebook. Published by Feral House, CA, USA.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. (1844-1900)
(1886) Beyond Good and Evil.

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