Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Morning Quotes: Voltaire

“Si Dieu nous a faits à son image, nous le lui avons bien rendu.”

“If God has made us in his image, we have returned him  
the favor.”

“All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.”

“Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror.”

“All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”

May we not return to those scoundrels of old, the illustrious founders of superstition and fanaticism, who first took the knife from the altar to make victims of those who refused to be their disciples?”

“Common sense is not so common.”

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.“

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”

Regarding Christianity: “Ours [religion] is without a doubt the most ridiculous, the most absurd, and the most bloody to ever infect the world.”

“It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.”