Monty Python And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naught in my sight, shall snuff it."

Epicurus Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; Or he can, but does not want to; Or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. But, if God both can and wants to abolish evil, then how come evil is in the world? Or put another way: 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 where does evil come from and why can't God prevent it? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

P B Shelley It is amongst men of genius and science that Atheism alone is found, but amongst these alone is cherished a hostility to those errors with which the illiterate and unintelligent are infected. Those who are infected by religion are enslaved by it, with no evidence or foundation their irrational and usupportable faith. The concept of original sin, thrust upon the believer through no fault of their own, serves as the most damning indictment of religion, which is to stifle and control the masses, despite their natural, and correct, tendency to question everything that does not show evidence for its existence. As to the origin of things, it is supreme arrogance for anyone to state that they know how it came about, and it is far better to believe that the universe was always in existence, than to believe that any god designed it.

Albert Einstein Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and Iím not sure about the universe.

Ernestine Rose It is an interesting and demonstrable fact that all children are atheists, and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.