14th January 2018

 3:00 am

“The notion that religion is a proper field, in which one might claim expertise, is one that should not go unquestioned. That clergyman presumably would not have deferred to the expertise of a claimed 'fairyologist' on the exact shape and colour of fairy wings.”

Richard Dawkins

13th January 2018

 3:00 am

“During the seventeenth century, when Calvinism raged throughout Scotland, people went to their deaths (or the asylum) terrified of what the invented afterlife held for them. Recently, a good-living elderly friend passed away shaking with fear at what awaited him, such was the power of his youthful indoctrination.”

Bill Macaskill

12th January 2018

 3:00 am

“It's proof really that there is no God – because no one who's supposed to be a force for good would keep on hitting people like that.”

Jeremy Clarkson

11th January 2018

 3:00 am

“In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”

Mark Twain1835 – 1910

10th January 2018

 3:00 am

“If everything has a prior cause, then God must have had a prior cause. If God does not require a prior cause, then neither does the universe! The religious folks are trying to have their cake and eat it; you can't propose a universal rule but then allow an exception which breaks the rule.”

Anon.