“From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what conditions shall I return? Whose favor shall I court, and whose anger must I dread?”
— David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature
GOD IS DEAD!
NIETZSCHE IS DEAD!
“To the philosophical eye the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.”
— Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
“Is he willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil?”
— David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Such eruptions. Blast religion! Even those who eschew it with all the fervor of hell cannot rid themselves of it!
—Paul D. Adams
“The immortality of the soul is something of such vital importance to us, affecting us so deeply, that one must have lost all feeling not to care about knowing the facts of the matter.”
— Blaise Pascal