"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not
prove anything."
-Nietzsche


"Funny how science gets it all RIGHT when you want a computer, medical science to eliminate smallpox or treat your "erectile disfunction," anti-lock brakes to save your life--but all evolutionists--using the scientific method you take advantage of all day long--are wrong."
-Rob Mickus


"People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and
happy."
-Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin


Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
-Epicurus


"I contend that we are all atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you.

When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
-Stephen L. Roberts


"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of
thinking."
- Galbraith


“Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.”
- anonymous


"Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things. One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, dirty thing on the face of the earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock



“To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin.”
-Cardinal Bellarmino 1615, during the trial of Galileo


“Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Otherwise why does not the Virgin Mary appear to Lamaists, Mohammedans, or Hindus who have never heard of her.”
- Bernard Berenson


"Pray: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce


"Scriptures: The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based."
-Ambrose Bierce


“The atheist does not say “there is no God,” but he says “I know not what you mean by God; I am without idea of God; the word ‘God’ is to me a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation. ... The Bible God I deny; the Christian God I disbelieve in; but I am not rash enough to say there is no God as long as you tell me you are unprepared to define God to me.”
- Charles Bradlaugh


“If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it.”
- William Jennings Bryan


“If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.”
- William Jennings Bryan




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Essays

Here are articles on various topics having to do with Christianity, especially for those who believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God. These are things we wish someone would have brought to our attention when we were Christians. Our hope is that they help add some light to that difficult path out of fundamentalist faith to reality. If there is a subject you'd like to see added, please let us know. And as always, we invite any comments and questions you might have.

Brad
Guest contributor from the Agnostic Review of Christianity site


Darcy West
Guest contributor

Interviews with Christians

Essays


Emery
Staff writer


Russell
Staff writer


Various writers
Other great essays reprinted by permission